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C&O Canal Trust Celebrates 10th Anniversary of Trust as Park’s Fundraising Partner

Potomac, Md. – The C&O Canal Trust will be hosting its Seventh Annual Park After Dark benefit, Cheers to Ten Years, on Saturday, September 16, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. to benefit the C&O Canal National Historical Park (NHP). This unique event…
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What Happened to Congress?

National Constitution Center Monday, June 19, 2017 • 6:30 P.M. In the last decade, public approval for Congress hit an all-time low. Whether by executive overreach or internal dysfunction, Congress appears to have given up some of its power. Josh…
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John Avlon: Washington’s Warning to Future Generations

National Constitution Center Wednesday, June 21, 2017 • 12 P.M. Free for Members • $5 Teachers & students • $8 Non-Members John Avlon, editor-in-chief of The Daily Beast, discusses the first president’s momentous and prescient…
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Remember Birmingham: Civil rights and constitutional change

National Constitution Center Friday, June 16, 2017 • 12 P.M. Admission is free On September 15, 1963, a bomb exploded at the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama, killing four young girls and injuring many others. Join survivor Sarah…
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iCivics’ Executive Director Louise Dube won the DVF People’s Voice Award

Louise Dubé is Executive Director of iCivics. Founded by Justice Sandra Day O’Connor in 2010, iCivics is the largest and most successful civic education resource in the country, with a goal of energizing children to get involved in their…
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Experts in the D.C. Dance community joined us for a “Dancing With the Stars” Panel

"Dancing With the Stars" is back! And Season 24 is warming up with a host of new stars and great professional partners, who are impressing viewers each week with their twists and turns on the dance floor. Some of D.C.'s experts in the dance…
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Halcyon House: Spring Arts & Entertainment Guide 2017

If you thought David Sedaris’ Billie Holiday imitation was good, wait until you hear (and see) Joey Arias. Dressed in a black sequined gown and with Lady Day’s iconic white flowers in his hair, the New York-based performance artist not only…
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Washington Post: For these artists, limited vision expanded their horizons

Sharnita “Shugg” Smoot vividly remembers the initial trauma that would lead to her transformation into an artist. It happened five years ago when she was a double major at Towson University, with a packed schedule that included cheerleading…
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PLEASE VOTE for our grantee Louise Dube at iCivics!

PLEASE VOTE for our grantee Louise Dube at iCivics!
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FRESH TALK: How can the arts inspire environmental advocacy?

Artists across disciplines and around the globe are creating works in response to climate change and other environmental issues. Join a conversation examining the question: Can the arts communicate data and scientific evidence in ways that inspire…