The Corner Forum
Saturday, Jan. 4, 2003
Issue #13

Calendar of Upcoming Events

If you attend any of these events, we'd love it if you could send in anything from a few lines to a long article about what happened. And if you know of any upcoming events that other readers might be interested in, please let us know. Events are free, unless otherwise noted, and open to all.

Sunday, Jan. 5

all day. Place trees and wreaths in front of your home by today, for a special curbside holiday tree pickup by the D.C. Department of Public Works Jan. 6-10. "Any trees not set out for collection that week should be placed with residents' trash on the regularly scheduled collection day." http://dpw.dc.gov/news/2002/nov/Tree%20Pickup03.shtml.

Monday, Jan. 6

6:30 p.m. Black, Copper and Bright: The District of Columbia's Black Civil War Regiment. Discussion by historian Carroll Gibbs. With refreshments at 6. By Capitol Hill Civil War Round Table. Longworth House Office Building, Rm. 1302, Independence and New Jersey avenues SE. 703-768-6198.

Tuesday, Jan. 7

7 p.m. Second Chorus (Paramount, 1941). Film directed by H.C. Potter, with Fred Astaire, Paulette Goddard, Burgess Meredith, Artie Shaw and his orchestra. (83 min, 35mm). At Library of Congress, James Madison Building, Room 302, Mary Pickford Theater, 101 Independence Ave. SE. Reservations suggested, 707-5677. http://www.loc.gov/rr/mopic/pickford/fall2002.html

Wednesday, Jan. 8

4 p.m. Toy Story, film for ages 6-12. At Northeast Branch Library, 330 7th St. NE, 698-3320, http://dclibrary.org/branches/noe.

6 p.m. Board of Library Trustees, monthly meeting. At MLK Jr. Memorial Library, 901 G St. NW, Rm. A-5. 727-111.

Thursday, Jan. 9

7 p.m. The Wrecking Crew (Columbia, 1969). Film directed by Phil Karlson, with Sharon Tate, Ursula Andress. (102 min. 35mm). At Library of Congress, James Madison Building, Room 302, Mary Pickford Theater, 101 Independence Ave. SE. Reservations suggested, 707-5677. http://www.loc.gov/rr/mopic/pickford/fall2002.html.

Friday, Jan. 10

Noon. Strange Fruit (2002). "This new documentary tells the surprising story behind the classic song immortalized by jazz singer Billie Holiday. The film examines the history of lynching and the interplay of race, labor, and popular culture as forces that would give rise to the civil rights movement." Room 105. Reservations suggested, National Archives and Records Administration, 700 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, 501-5000.

3:30, 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. Basketball. Spingarn High School boys Junior Varsity, girls Varsity, and boys Varsity vs. Eastern, at Spingarn, 2500 Benning Rd. NE, 724-4525, http://spingarn.k12.dc.us.

7 p.m. Vernon Jordan. The civil rights leader and advisor to presidents talks about his memoir "Vernon Can Read!" written with Annette Gordon-Reed. "Born into a deeply segregated society, Jordan has not only witnessed revolutionary changes, he has been a major instrument in the struggle for equal rights." At Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW, 364-1919.

7-9 p.m. Defeating Youth Violence: Positive Alternatives. "A program to celebrate the life and
dream of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Join Pulitzer Prize winning writer Ron Suskind, Cedric Jennings, the DC Youth Orchestra and the Cathedral's poetry contest winners for an uplifting evening that will explore positive alternatives for living in a violent society." Info, 537-2221.

Saturday, Jan. 11

10-11 a.m. Corner Forum weekly meeting. Join the planning of next week's issue. Northeast Branch of the Public Library, meeting room, 330 7th St. NE. Info, 544-2447.

10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Martin Luther King Jr. Scholastic Chess Championships. For students grades one through 12. By the Young Adult Services Division of the D.C. Public Library. At MLK Jr. Memorial Library, 901 G St. NW, Rm. 110. Registration possibly required; call 727-5535.

1 p.m. Black and Gay in America. Author, lecturer, poet and activist Keith Boykin will discuss issues of heterosexism/homophobia in communities of color and racism/prejudice in gay communities. As special assistant to the president of the United States, Boykin was the highest-ranking openly gay person in the Clinton White House." At 1500 Harvard St. NW, 332-5266. http://www.all-souls.org.

6 p.m. Delores Kendrick. D.C.'s Poet Laureate reads from her book "Why the Woman Is Singing on the Corner." "Her powerful voice illuminates her poems of love, loss and family." At Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW, 364-1919.

Sunday, Jan. 12

5 p.m. Stuart Eizenstat. The White House and State Department policy maker from two Democratic administrations reads from his book "Imperfect Justice," an account of the part he played during the Clinton Administration in recovering the hidden Swiss bank accounts of Jewish victims of the Holocaust and negotiating a settlement for slave laborers. At Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW, 364-1919.§