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Poetry by Marlena Chertock

Featured on the DCPL Podcast series "Access This"

On the latest episode of the DCPL Podcast series Access This, local poet and co-chair of the OutWrite Festival, DC's annual LGBTQ+ Literary Festival, Marlena Chertock talked with Jenny about disability in the literary community and shared a few poems, which are printed in their original forms below. *You can listen to the episode, which includes a full transcript, at https://dcplpodcast.simplecast.com/episodes/access-this-poet-marlena-chertock *Check out the OutWrite Festival August 6th-8th, 2021 by going to thedccenter.org/outwrite and learn more about Marlena at MarlenaChertock.com

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Justice Shorter's Reading List

As Heard on the DCPL Podcast "Access This"

On the April 20, 2021 episode of the DC Public Library Podcast series Access This, Jenny from the Center for Accessibility chatted with Justice Shorter about the Top 5 books that inform her personal and professional life as a Disability Justice advocate, Black Disabled Lives Matter amplifier and national expert on disability-inclusive disaster protections, emergency management and humanitarian crises/conflicts.

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Octavia's Kin

The Lineage of Science Fiction/Fantasy Writers from the African Diaspora

The historical lack of gender and racial diversity among authors promoted by the Science Fiction/Fantasy book industry has not destroyed the creative imaginations of writers of African descent who embrace the genre. Black Science Fiction/Fantasy writers do indeed exist and have a kaleidoscope of stories to add to the field.

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Exhibition of Original Artwork by Gallaudet University Art Students

In celebration of Clerc-Gallaudet Week, December 3-10, 2015

In Celebration of Clerc-Gallaudet Week, December 3 - 10, 2015, come and enjoy   An Exhibit of Original Artwork by Gallaudet University Art Students  On display in the GREAT HALL, Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library  December 1 – 19, 2015   For more information, contact: Janice Rosen, Deaf Services Librarian, Center for Accessibility.

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Dr. Andrew Jackson Foster and the African-American Deaf Mission in Washington, DC

Oldest African-American Deaf Mission in the United States

In celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr. Week (January 17 – 23, 2016)   The DC Public Library Presents   Dr. Andrew Jackson Foster and the African-American Deaf Mission in Washington, DC   Dr. Isaac O. Agboola Interim Dean, School of Education, Business, and Human Services, Gallaudet University, Washington, D.C.   Judy C. Williams Historian, Shiloh Baptist Church of Washington, D. C.     Tuesday, January 19, 2016   6:00 – 8:30 PM  

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ReelAbilities Film Festival

Films by and about people with disabilities

DC Public Library proudly screens four films from the Fourth Annual ReelAbilities Film Festival.  Watch entertaining and evocative films that will challenge concepts and/or assumptions about disability, regardless of race, religion, or geography. Bipolarized Monday, April 27, 6 p.m. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library

Clerc-Gallaudet Week

Clerc-Gallaudet Week

Celebrating the Diversity of the Deaf Community with the Arts

In celebration of Clerc-Gallaudet Week, Dec. 3 - 10, the Center for Accessibility presents "Celebrating the Diversity of the Deaf Community with the Arts" with: Art                                         Tracey Salaway, Professor of Art and Interim Program Director, Art and Media Design, Gallaudet University

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Turning the Tide: Making Life Better for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Schoolchildren

Meet the Authors Gina A. Oliva and Linda R. Lytle

 Meet the authors! Gina A. Oliva and Linda R. Lytle discuss and sign copies of their book,Turning the Tide: Making Life Better for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Schoolchildren on Saturday, Oct. 18 at 2 p.m. in Room A-5. Saturday, October 18, 2014 at 2:00 PM in Room A-5, Martin Luther King Jr, Memorial Library  

Talking Book Club, Sept. 18

'Kinsey and Me,' by Sue Grafton

For this month's Talking

'To Kill a Mockingbird'

Adaptive Services Banned Books Week Screening

In honor of the 2014 Banned Books Week celebration, The Adaptive Services Division will present an audio described screening of

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