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National Symbol, City of Neighborhoods

January 11, 2016

The celebration of DC’s 225th Anniversary continues in February with Humanitini: National Symbol, City of Neighborhoods.

Washington is often at odds with itself over its status as the nation’s capital. Residents can feel both pride in the city’s iconic national monuments and frustration at those hallowed sites’ ability to eclipse DC’s neighborhoods and communities.

Meet the Moderator and Panelists
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Peter Ufland

Julie Yarwood

Julie Yarwood

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Scott Davis

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Jane Freundel Levey

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Moderator, Professor Peter Ufland – Professor in the Liberal Studies Department of the University of the District of Columbia Community College. He advises the UDC-CC chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa Honors Society. He is active in the Community College Humanities Association. Peter is originally from Chicago.

Scott Davis – A resident of the District of Columbia and the Capitol Hill neighborhood. He thinks he lives on the best street in the best neighborhood in the best city in the best country in the world – though you are free argue with him. Scott is an urban planner and currently serves as a Visiting Fellow at the RAND Corporation where he is on loan from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Scott also serves on the Board of the Capitol Hill Restoration Society and teaches in the urban and regional planning program at Georgetown University.

Jane Freundel Levey – Earned an MA in American Studies at George Washington University (1991). She formerly directed Cultural Tourism DC’s Neighborhood Heritage Trails Project. She currently serves as consulting curator at the GWU Museum Albert H. Small Washingtoniana Collection. She is the managing editor of Washington History, the scholarly periodical of the Historical Society of Washington, DC.

Julie Yarwood, PhDReceived her PhD. in American History from Catholic University of America (January 2016) and is co-author of Washington 101: An Introduction to the Nation’s Capital (2014). She is an academic advisor and teaches in the history department at The Catholic University of America.


 

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.

WHEN: Thursday, February 4, 2016 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM (EST)

WHERE: Busboys and Poets – 1025 5th Street Northwest Washington, DC 20001

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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.

Sponsors

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

Target

 

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

 

HONORARY COMMITTEE CHAIR:

 Muriel Bowser, Mayor of Washington, DC

HONORARY COMMITTEE MEMBERS:

 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