No Taxation Without Representation

Washington residents can walk past the Capitol every day, but they still have no vote in Congress. When DC was established in 1791, Congress gave itself sole jurisdiction over the territory, and increasing numbers of residents have been fighting for representation ever since. After the dissolution of the Control Board in 2001, this movement culminated in the passage of a statehood referendum in November 2016—just as national political tides began to turn. With the future uncertain, it is up to Washingtonians to reflect on our 225 years of history, look to the future and ask, ‘Are we ready?’

Location: Busboys & Poets, 14th & V St NW

Date: Dec. 1, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

What is Humanitini?

Humanitini is an exciting happy hour event where Washington’s movers, shakers, and creators come together to think and drink. In honor of D.C.’s 225th anniversary, this year’s Humanitini series has celebrated our city’s colorful past, so that we can appreciate the present and plan for the future. Join us to engage with your peers, meet your neighbors, and learn from experts about what makes our city a unique place to live and play.