The Corner Forum
Saturday, Feb. 15, 2003
Issue #19

Calendar of Upcoming Events

If you attend any of these events, please 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, send them in! Events are free, unless otherwise noted, and open to all.

— Compiled by Tammi Cioffi and Marc Borbely
536 13th St. NE

Sunday, Feb. 16

9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Day Two of 17th Annual Black History Invitational Swim Meet. "The District's swim team will host squads from various areas throughout the country." At the UDC Aquatic Center (Building 47), on the university's Van Ness campus, 4200 Connecticut Ave. NW. http://dpr.dc.gov/news/release.asp?id=82.

5:30-7 p.m. Mrs. Anderson's Music. "Soprano Janice Chandler and accompanist Eric Conway perform the music of the celebrated contralto, Marian Anderson, while actress Jewell Robinson narrates her life." Registration, 275-0570. National Building Museum, 401 F St. NW. http://www.nbm.org/Events/Calendar/Music.html.

Monday, Feb. 17

All day. President's day. No school. Recycling pickups for this week will be delayed by one day.

Tuesday, Feb. 18

5:30-7:30 p.m. Blacks in the Labor Movement: Interview with Bill Fletcher, president, TransAfrica Forum. "The labor movement since its inception in the 1830s has been divided over the issue of who should be included." At American University, Butler Pavilion Board Room, sixth floor, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Info, 332.5333 or 301-367-1079.

6:30-8:30 p.m. The Paradox of Loyalty: An African-American Response to the War on Terrorism. Editor Julianne Malveaux discusses her "collection of dynamic, insightful, and necessary essays that plumb the unexplored dignity and insight of the African-American sensibilities about the so-called war on terrorism and America's unconscious involvement with the world of want and suffering." Free pre-registration required, 223-1960 ext. 132. At TransAfrica Forum, 1426 21st St. NW, second floor. http://www.transafricaforum.org/events/wc_paradox021803.shtml.

7 p.m. Lizabeth Cohen. "In [her book] A Consumer's Republic, Lizabeth Cohen examines the effects that consumerism has had on all aspects of our society and history from WWII onward, illustrating the way it has helped to shape events like the civil rights movement, as well as examining how targeted marketing has lead to a segmentation of our society along class, racial, age, and gender lines." At Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW, 364-1919. http://www.politics-prose.com/calendar.htm#february.

Wednesday, Feb. 19

10 a.m. Presidential Primary Election Act of 2003. City Council Committee on Government Operations public hearing on Bill 15-81: "To amend Title 1 of the District of Columbia Official Code to change the dates for holding elections in order to allow the District of Columbia to hold the first Presidential primary election every four years." Room 412, Wilson Building, 1350 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Committee, 724-8035. http://www.dccouncil.washington.dc.us/Calend99.htm.

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

6 p.m. Washington in Maps. Iris Miller, urban designer and director of Landscape Studies at the Catholic University of America, discusses her new book, Washington in Maps, 1606-2000, which "features 106 full-color maps, some never or rarely seen, dating from the 17th century to the present day." At the Library of Congress, Mumford Room, sixth floor, James Madison Memorial Building, 101 Independence Ave. SE. 707-5221. http://www.loc.gov/today/pr/2003/03-010.html.

6:30 p.m. Police Service Area (PSA) 511 monthly community meeting. Teacher's Credit Union, 9th and D streets NE.

6:30 p.m. H Street Library. "Come and learn about how a new library building at the R.L. Christian site [at 13th and H Street] will be programmed to better serve area residents." For more information, contact Patricia Pasqual at 727-1151. At Capital Children's Museum, 800 3rd St. NE. http://www.hstreetdc.com/newsevents.html.

6:30 p.m. Stated Board of Education meeting. Fifth floor board room, 825 North Capitol St. NE. 442-4289. http://www.k12.dc.us/dcps/boe/boecalendar.html.

7 p.m. D.C. NAACP's First President. Local author and activist Abdur-Rahman Muhammad discusses Archibald H. Grimke. At Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, 901 G St. NW. 727-0321. http://dclibrary.org/calendar/BW-February03.pdf.

Thursday, Feb. 20

10 a.m. Woods Walk. "Can You Identify This Tree? There are over 700 trees in the Olmsted Woods and this walk will point out ways to identify them such as buds, bark, and shape. Join us as we continue to hone our identification skills during the winter months." Meet at the George Washington Statue on Pilgrim Road. At Washington National Cathedral, Massachusetts and Wisconsin avenues NW, 537-2319. http://www.cathedral.org/cathedral/programs/calendar.shtml.

6:30-8:30 p.m. They Were There: Reporters' Eyewitness Accounts from the Civil Rights Movement. "As part of the 40th anniversary year of the March on Washington, Pulitzer Prize winner Haynes Johnson, Pulitzer Prize winner Hedrik Smith, civil rights activist June E. Johnson, and former editor-in-chief of Baltimore Afro-American George Collins provide firsthand accounts of the tumultuous movement that ended segregation and transformed our nation." At S. Dillon Ripley Center, Lecture Hall, 1100 Jefferson Drive SW. $15, 357- 3030. http://residentassociates.org/rap/otofeb/civil-rights.asp.

6:30-8:30 p.m. They Were There: Reporters' Eyewitness Accounts from the Civil Rights Movement. "As part of the 40th anniversary year of the March on Washington, Pulitzer Prize winner Haynes Johnson, Pulitzer Prize winner Hedrik Smith, civil rights activist June E. Johnson, and former editor-in-chief of Baltimore Afro-American George Collins provide firsthand accounts of the tumultuous movement that ended segregation and transformed our nation." At S. Dillon Ripley Center, Lecture Hall, 1100 Jefferson Drive SW. $15, 357- 3030. http://residentassociates.org/rap/otofeb/civil-rights.asp.

8:05 p.m. Fiscal Year 2002 and Fiscal Year 2003 Spending and Performance by ANC 6A. Public oversight hearing by the City Council Committee on Public Services. Chamber, Wilson Building, 1350 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Committee, 724-8900. http://www.dccouncil.washington.dc.us/Calend99.htm.

Friday, Feb. 21

8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Woman's Heart Day Health Fair. (Event submitted by Sharon Cochran, 1300 block of Emerald St. NE.) "Free heart-health screenings will measure cholesterol, glucose and blood pressure. Screening includes one-on-one counseling with a licensed health care professional, risk assessment, on-site results and follow-up mailing with detailed results." Sponsored by Sister to Sister: Everyone Has a Heart Foundation, 301-718-803, American Heart Association and others. At MCI Center, 601 F St. NW. http://www.sistertosister.org/washingtondc.html.

7 p.m. Manning Marable. "In The Great Wells of Democracy: Reconstructing Race and Politics in the 21st Century, [historian and activist] Marable examines the structural racism that has defined the United States, and which has persisted from the age of slavery through Jim Crow, to its current expression in economic disenfranchisement, criminalization, and poverty for the majority of African Americans." At Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW, 364-1919. http://www.politics-prose.com/calendar.htm#february.

Saturday, Feb. 22

10-11 a.m. Corner Forum weekly meeting. Participate in 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. - 3 p.m. Black is a Color. "Explore the rich history of African-Americans through art-making workshops, family tours, and performances by the DC Youth Step Team, the Amazing Josini, and more!" At the Corcoran Gallery of Art, 17th Street and New York Avenue NW, 639-1700. http://www.corcoran.org/calendar/calendar_fs.html.

Noon - 9 p.m. today and 1-9 p.m. tomorrow. African American Film Feast. "In celebration of our 80th anniversary, we relive the Theatre's heyday as a first run movie house for African American films, with an exciting two day Film Feast featuring a few of the most entertaining African American films screened at the Lincoln Theatre during its early years." Tickets $3.00 (classical films), $9.00 (independent films), $20.00 (weekend passes include reception and panel discussion). At Lincoln Theatre, 1215 U St. NW. Tickets, 432-SEAT. http://www.thelincolntheatre.org/events.html.

1 p.m. My Grandmother Told Me: A Tribute to African-American Women in Story and Song from Slavery to the Present. "Debra Mims, a Washington, D.C.-based actress, dancer and producer for PBS, has developed this one-woman show out of a desire to give children as well as adults the opportunity to learn about African American history and literature by using drama." Reservations requested, 842-0920 ext. 223. At Decatur House Museum, 748 Jackson Place, NW. (Metro: Farragut West or Farragut North). http://www.decaturhouse.org/museum/programs.htm.

3 p.m. Capitol Hill Go Club. "For teens and adults who want to learn this fascinating Asian strategy game, play it with peers, or teach it to newcomers." First meeting. Info, Bob Lindsey, 543-8752. At Northeast Branch of the Public Library, 330 7th St. NE.

6 p.m. Breach of Faith: A Crisis of Coverage in the Age of Corporate Newspapering. Gene Roberts and Thomas Kunkel discuss their book. "Not only have profit concerns meant reducing staff and coverage of public affairs, but also newspaper executives being obsessed with market research, resulting in an emphasis on fluff. The pursuit of profit is the root cause of the newspaper crisis, and democracy is the casualty." At Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW, 364-1919. http://www.politics-prose.com/calendar.htm#february. §