Mayor Muriel Bowser Presents A Celebration of Black History Month

Event Date: 
Thursday, February 16, 2017 - 6:30pm to 9:30pm
RSVP Required
Free Event
Panel Discussion
Arts & Culture
Theater
Cost:
Included Items: 
panel discussion, theatrical presentation
Mayor Muriel Bowser presents a Celebration of Black History Month Honoring African American, African and Afro-Latino History, Arts and Culture.

Performances by local artists, discussions by leading scholars and a presentation from the Poet Laureate of the District of Columbia, Dolores Kendrick.
 
Doors open at 6:00 pm | Free admission

6:30pm
The District's African Diaspora: Communities in Conversation
 
Panel discussion presented by the Mayor's Office on African Affairs, the Mayor's Office on African American Affairs and the Mayor's Office on Latino Affairs.
 
8:00 PM
 
The Women of Plums II
 
A theatrical adaptation of the book The Women of Plums by DC Poet Laureate Dolores Kendrick. Featuring poems written in the voices of slave women who relate lives of appalling deprivation in lyrical monologues, with dance, music and visual arts. Presented by the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities.
 
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About the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities

The DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities provides grants, professional opportunities, education enrichment, and other programs and services to individuals and nonprofit organizations in all communities within the District of Columbia. The Arts Commission is supported primarily by District government funds and in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.