On Monday, our neighbors, friends, fellow historians and Councilmembers gathered at Busboys & Poets to be honored for their support in preserving the humanities in DC. Toasts were made over stories and laughter as we commemorated the work that has been achieved and focused on the challenges that we face ahead. What began as a mere reception evolved into rallying call to action as we opened the floor to our partners, community leaders and local youth.

Introduced by our staff, Councilmembers David Grosso and Robert C. White spoke to their proven commitment to the arts & humanities. Councilmember Trayon White of Ward 8 closed our evening’s remarks with emphasis on the importance of racial equity and access in our city citing Dr. Martin Luther King’s powerful words “Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.”

We would like to thank everyone for attending our Supporter Reception and ask that you continue to amplify the voices of our neighbors in Washington, DC. Check out images from the evening below!