From the Bonus Army to the Million Man March, Washington, DC is the place to make your voice heard. Protestors, activists, and concerned citizens from across the country make the trek to DC where they believe they can make their case on a national stage. We’ll discuss how public protest has changed over the last 100 years in Washington? How has it been effective? How is it changing? Will the next march take place entirely on Instagram?
This month’s Humanitini will be moderated by Cherie Ward, a poet and professor of speech at UDC Community College.
Meet the Panelists:
Dorie Ladner – Civil Rights Activist, Partcipant in the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom
Glenn Marcus – Historian, Documentary Filmmaker (The March of the Bonus Army)
Parisa Norouzi – Activist, Community Organizer, EmpowerDC
When: Thursday, August 4
Where: Busboys and Poets, Takoma
On the first Thursday of each month in 2016, at the various Busboys and Poets locations throughout the city, we will look at the history of the city in 20 year increments. Specially chosen moderators and panelists will help link the obscure, monumental, marginalized, and mainstream stories about the city’s past with issues that are are relevant to present-day Washingtonians.