The Anacostia Neighborhood Library, in association with East City Art magazine, are happy to present “In The Artist’s Words”, a two-program discussion series featuring local artists. The first of these features Rik Freeman, who will be speaking about his recent experiences as an artist in Brazil, as well as his series of works about early Blues music. Mr. Freeman has been a professional artist for over 25 years, and maintains his studio here in Washington, DC. This discussion is free and open to the public, and we hope to see you there!
In celebration of African American History Month, noted historian and author, C.R. Gibbs presents an African American history and culture lecture, "The Underground Railroad in Washington, D.C." Don't miss this thought-provoking and engaging discussion!
The Takoma Park Library is located 3 blocks from the Takoma Metro Station. For more information, call 202-576-7764.
Recent gains to the understanding of matter, consciousness, and trauma are nothing short of astounding. William Marks, Ph.D. and Jeanine Hull will discuss trends and developments in the field of neuroscience over the course of five talks.
Dr. Marks was a neuroscientist at Johns Hopkins University and at NIH's Institute for Neurological Disorders and Stroke. Ms. Hull, an attorney, researches trauma and conflict.
This discussion series is free.
Screening of short film (22 minutes, 2015) by Shaw historian and critically acclaimed playwright Carole Mumin ("Where Eagles Fly"). Using dialogue and characters from Lorraine Hansberry's "Raisin in the Sun," Mumin dramatizes the neighborhood's struggle to keep an important institution open. The screening will be followed by a discussion with some of the film's actors.
In honor of Black History Month, historian and author C. R. Gibbs will present his lecture "The Underground Railroad in the District of Columbia." You are cordially invited to learn about the trap doors and hiding places, the conductors and stations of the "Liberty Line" which passed through Washington, DC.
Amy Williamson, Chair of the Education, Health and Social Work Division of the University of the District of Columbia, will be on hand to discuss her research on engaging and increasing cultural competencies of today's students.
(Rescheduled from May 11, 2016)