'Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption,' by Bryan Stevenson
Founder of the Equal Justice Initiative, Bryan Stevenson has dedicated his life to defending those who are most in need: the wrongly condemned, the poor, women and children trapped in the justice system.
Stevenson has written an engaging and unforgettable account of his work, beginning with one of his first cases, that of Walter McMillian, a young man sentenced to die for a murder he did not commit. The complexities of this case influenced and set Stevenson on the path of mercy and justice, a path he continues to follow today.
Holden Caulfield describing his classmates (and everyone else in the world) as phonies. The "O Captain! My Captain!" scene in Dead Poets Society. Victorian schoolgirls dipping their rivals' braids in inkpots in A Little Princess.
Fifty beauty pageant contestants on their way to the Miss Teen Dream Pageant crash land on a desert island. What to do? Practice your talent or find food? Work together or do contest rules apply?
Find out what happens to these young women as they find themselves while hoping to be found.
Sexual health education and testing with the Latin American Youth Center
Start the summer off right! Stop by, get informed, and get tested Thursday, June 11 from 3-6 p.m. in the large meeting room on the main floor.
Service Providers from the Latin American Youth Center will be on hand to talk about condoms, HIV, STIs (Sexually Transmitted Infections), testing resources in the D.C. area, and answer any questions you might have.
Free and confidential testing will be available.
This Pride season, we thought we would pay tribute to an award-winning director we can always count on to be inclusive, over the top, thought-provoking – and fun!
Join us in the large meeting room on the main floor every Saturday at 2 p.m. for another amazing Almodóvar film.
Saturday, June 6 - Volver (2006)
'How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character'
Paul Tough’s interesting investigation into why some children succeed in life while others struggle goes beyond high marks and academics.
Exploring other factors in children’s lives, such as childhood stresses and adversities, and character, Paul Tough discusses innovative studies that link the relationship between these factors and the development of children’s brains.
Simple and effective techniques to defend yourself
Ju-Jitsu is a method of defense without weapons where the strength and weight of the adversary is used to disable them. Originally invented in Japan in the 1500s, this martial art has become popular worldwide.Certified Renshi (Instructor) Guy Haymon will walk you through simple, effective techniques to defend yourself against any unwanted attacks or approaches. Please wear comfortable clothing for some light exercises.