225th Anniversary Humanitini: DC’s Tapestry of Regional Cultures 133348969.13239225

January 7, 2016

Humanitini: DC’s Tapestry of Regional Cultures

Since its founding, Washington, DC has reflected the regional cultures brought to the city by waves of new residents from around the country. Join us as we trace those regional cultures and the impact they have had on life in Washington.

WHEN: Thursday, January 7, 2016 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM (EST)

WHERE: Busboys and Poets – Brookland – 625 Monroe St NE Washington, DC 20017



  • Jose Sueiro – President/CEO, SantiMarin & Associates
  • Matthew Gilmore – Historian & Board Member, HumanitiesDC
  • Sandra Jowers – Barber, Ph.D. – Division Director For Humanities, University of the District of Columbia Community College
  • Marc Sandalow – Associate Academic Director, University of California Washington Center




Humanitini – Where happy hour meets the humanities!

HumanitiesDC will celebrate the 225th birthday of the Nation’s Capital by carrying out a year-long series of historic and cultural programs, all of which will engage DC residents and visitors in learning about the city’s illustrious history. Our programming will use DC’s history and evolution as a means to comprehend the current issues that DC residents face today.  HumanitiesDC specializes in bringing thought provoking civic conversations to diverse audiences across the city. Our programs challenge DC residents to embrace new ideas while encouraging them to remember the city’s vibrant heritage and culture.



HumanitiesDC would like to sincerely thank the individuals, foundations, corporations, and government entities that have contributed to our work with a donation of $1,000 or more this fiscal year.


Institutional Funders Individual Funders
DC Children and Youth Investment Trust Corp.

DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities

DC Historic Preservation Office

The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation

National Endowment for the Arts

National Endowment for the Humanities

National Trust for Historic Preservation

Office Depot Foundation, Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development

Ruth M. Schimel and the Schimel Lode



Jane Ahrens

Bobby Austin, Ph.D

Bob Bremner

Beverly Burke

Courtney Davis

VV Harrison

Joseph T. Howell

Marlene Hunt Moss

Bill and Louisa Newlin

Alice Norris

David W. Rowland

Donna L. Woolf

June Carter Perry

Lynn C. Jennings, Ph.D.

Marjan Shallal

Marianne Scott

Monica Scott
Donna Woolf




 Muriel Bowser, Mayor of Washington, DC


 Brianne Nadeau, Ward One DC Councilmember

Jack Evans, Ward Two DC Councilmember

Mary Cheh, Ward Three DC Councilmember

Brandon Todd, Ward Four DC Councilmember

Kenyan McDuffie, Ward Five DC Councilmember

Charles Allen, Ward Six DC Councilmember

Yvette Alexander, Ward Seven DC Councilmember

LaRuby May, Ward Eight DC Councilmember

Phil Mendelson, DC Council Chair

Anita Bonds, DC Councilmember at Large

David Grosso, DC Councilmember at Large

Elissa Silverman, DC Councilmember at Large

Richard Reyes-Gavilan, Executive Director, DC Public Library

Rebecca Katz, DC Archivist

Steven Shulman, Executive Director , Cultural Tourism DC

Rebecca Miller, Executive Director, DC Preservation League

Arthur Espinoza, Jr., Executive Director , DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities