Events Calendar

Explore our city’s upcoming humanities events from performances and lectures to celebrations and multi-media experiences. These public events are created and hosted by either HumanitiesDC, our grantees or local partners. To submit an event for consideration, contact eyussuf@humanitiesdc.org.

Creating Your Personal Brand with Maureen

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library 901 G Street NW Room 401-G, Washington, DC

Join us for an interactive workshop that will help you create and pitch your personal brand. Entrepreneur and author Maureen Osuji will share the critical tools needed to kick-start your entrepreneurial journey. Be prepared to roll up your sleeves and take a deep dive into creating a vision board and setting a personal brand plan. […]

$5 – $25

Becoming FDR Author Talk

In honor of the 90th Anniversary of FDR's first election to President, the FDR Memorial Legacy Committee is proud to present a discussion with Jonathan Darman the Author of Becoming FDR. This discussion will take a deep dive into Jonathan's newly released book, Becoming FDR: A Personal Crisis that Made a President. Event Details Host: […]

Free

Dap Is A Love Language Closing Soiree

Anacostia Arts Center - Black Box Theatre 1231 Good Hope Road SE, Washington, DC, MD

Join our celebration for an incredible run of the multimedia exhibit "Dap is a Love Language" at the Anacostia Arts Center. The celebration includes a live recording of the podcast followed by an afterparty. You've seen their photos and have heard snippets of their interviews. Our podcast assembles dynamic guests for an in-depth conversation about […]

Free

Lost and Found: KAMA DC’s Best Immigrant Stories

Little Penn Coffeehouse 801 E St NW, Washington, DC

KAMA DC’s volunteer-run, grassroots mission dedicates itself to providing a platform for immigrants to share their skills and their stories. In this KAMA DC and Story District collaboration, we showcase some of the KAMA DC’s favorite immigrant storytellers sharing humorous and heartfelt stories about loss, renewal, and transformation; about leaving one home and finding a […]

$20

DC Oral History Collaborative: Oral History 101+

Southwest Neighborhood Library 900 Wesley Place, SW, Washington

This course, led by Anna F. Kaplan, PhD., will introduce Washingtonians interested in becoming oral historians to the best practices of doing oral history, to empower them with the basic tools for developing their style and approach to preserving DC’s rich past through oral history interviews. This course is structured to follow the full cycle […]

Free

Grants General Information Session (Virtual)

HumanitiesDC Lydia on H, 1427 H St NE, Washington, DC 20002, Washington, DC, MD

This session will provide an overview of all open grant opportunities to help you decide which is right for you. Bring all questions and concerns and a HumanitiesDC staff member will help prepare all participants to submit a successful application. Event Details Host: HumanitiesDC Date: January 24, 2023 @ 12:00 pm Event fee: Free For More […]

Free

Campaign 72 The Chisholm Effect

THEARC: Town Hall Education Arts Recreation Campus 1901 Mississippi Ave SE, Washington, DC

A limited two-day performance panel and discussion on the life of Shirley Chisholm for Black History Month. All tickets are free for the 24th, limited free tickets for the performance at 2pm and 8pm on the 25th. The panel discussion will take place at 3:30pm on the 25th. Event Details Host: Dr. Zinga Fraser, Brooklyn […]

Free

Before Gentrification: The Creation of DC’s Racial Wealth Gap

In this presentation, Dr. Tanya Golash-Boza will explain how a century of redlining, disinvestment, and the War on Drugs wreaked devastation on Black people and paved the way for gentrification in Washington, DC. She will describe the cycles of state abandonment and punishment that have shaped the city, revealing how policies and policing work to […]

Free

Grants General Information Session (Virtual)

HumanitiesDC Lydia on H, 1427 H St NE, Washington, DC 20002, Washington, DC, MD

This session will provide an overview of all open grant opportunities to help you decide which is right for you. Bring all questions and concerns and a HumanitiesDC staff member will help prepare all participants to submit a successful application. Event Details Host: HumanitiesDC Date: January 25, 2023 @ 6:00 pm Event fee: Free For More […]

Free

The Sacred Imagined: Portraits of Afrodescendant Spirituality on Screen

Lamond-Riggs/Lillian J. Huff Neighborhood Library 5401 South Dakota Ave NE, Washington, DC

This interactive screening and panel discussion featuring short works and film selects from Haiti, Brazil, Jamaica, and the US will explore the imaginative representation of Afro-descendant spiritual practices and the personal pathways of filmmakers—across cultural geographies. The imagination of rituals—such as divination, spirit possession, and ecstatic dance—on screen invites inquiry into the role of Afro-descendant […]

Free

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