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No Taxation Without Representation
Washington residents can walk past the Capitol every day, but they still have no vote in Congress. When DC was established in 1791, Congress gave itself sole jurisdiction over the territory, and increasing numbers of residents have been fighting for representation ever since. After the dissolution of the Control Board in 2001, this movement culminated in the passage of a statehood referendum in November 2016—just as national political tides began to turn. With the future uncertain, it is up to Washingtonians to reflect on our 225 years of history, look to the future and ask, ‘Are we ready?’
What is Humanitini?
Humanitini is an exciting happy hour event where Washington’s movers, shakers, and creators come together to think and drink. In honor of D.C.’s 225th anniversary, this year’s Humanitini series has celebrated our city’s colorful past, so that we can appreciate the present and plan for the future. Join us to engage with your peers, meet your neighbors, and learn from experts about what makes our city a unique place to live and play.
Location: Busboys & Poets, 14th & V St NW
Date: Dec. 1, 6:30-8:30pm
DC has always been a city of change. The history of our neighborhoods has been written and rewritten by generations of residents who create and contribute to our vibrant communities. The DC Community Heritage Project empowers DC residents to celebrate their stories, preserve their memory, and prepare us for the next chapter.
Join Humanities DC and our grantees and partners at the annual DC Community Heritage Project Showcase and Symposium to learn more about this exciting work—and get a preview by visiting wdchumanities.org!
This grant is presented in partnership with the DC Historic Preservation Office, with gratitude to the Charles Sumner School for hosting.
Reception & Showcase 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Welcoming Remarks 7:30
DCCHP Film Introduction & Screening 7:55
Speakers & Keynote 8:20
Closing Remarks 8:45
This program will take place on Dec. 8th, at the historic Charles Sumner School at 17th & M St NW.
When: Tuesday, July 26, 2016, 6-7 p.m.
National Museum of Health and Medicine
2500 Linden Lane
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Before World War II, experts dismissed sharks as a serious threat to service members. Then in 1942, the U.S. Navy received reports about horrific attacks on castaways adrift from sunken ships and downed airplanes. Many of these reports proved to be true. Soon after the war, diving pioneers sought out sharks, expecting the worst because of the shark attack stories. Instead, they found an animal less to be feared than understood. Join Robert Cantrell, filmmaker and shark researcher for a presentation on the history of shark attacks and how the “fear of sharks” impacted the Navy’s policy in World War II as well as present-day knowledge of sharks.
FREE! Open to the public. No RSVP required.
Call (301) 319-3303 or email [email protected]
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