The Corner Forum
Sunday, Feb. 23, 2003
Issue #20

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 Marc Borbely, 536 13th St. NE

Monday, Feb. 24

4:30 p.m. Black History Book Bingo. For ages 7-14. Children test their knowledge of black history, for prizes. At Northeast Branch Library, Children's Room, 330 7th St. NE, 698-3299.

Tuesday, Feb. 25

Noon. The national reparations debate. Panel discussion: Janis Hazel, Howard University T.V.; Cobweb Tyehimba, National Coalition of Blacks in America D.C. Chapter; and Keenan Keller, Democratic Counsel, House Judiciary Committee. Moderated by Marieta Harper of the Library of Congress's African/Middle Eastern Division. In Dining Room A, sixth floor of the James Madison Building, 101 Independence Ave. SE. Info, 707-2815.

6:30 p.m. R.L. Christian Library community visioning. "Let's talk about getting a new R.L. Christian library building, programs and services." Rescheduled from last week. With D.C. Office of Planning and D.C. Public Library. At new Miner Elementary School (enter from 16th Street), 801 15th St. NE. Info, Patricia Pasqual, 727-2313.

7 p.m. ANC 6A Economic Development & Zoning Committee. Agenda includes updates on 1356 North Carolina Ave. NE, 810 D St. NE, 20 9th St. NE and 918-922 Constitution Ave. NE, and an application for an R-4 variance for 714 10th St. NE. Info, ANC 6A03 Commissioner Cody Rice, 544-3734. At Capitol Hill Towers, 900 G St. NE.

7-9 p.m. Fair Budget D.C. Tax Forum. "Who Pays? Are DC's taxes too high? Is it progressive? Options and prospects for raising revenues." Panelists: Ed Lazere, DC Fiscal Policy Institute and Matt Gardner, Citizens for Tax Justice/ITEP. Sponsored by the Fair Budget Coalition, 872-8958, Second floor, Building 39, Van Ness Campus, University of the District of Columbia (Room number will be posted).

7:30-9:45 p.m. Lesbian & Gay Chorus of Washington: open rehearsal for prospective singers. "The LGCW is a non-auditioned, consensus-based, community chorus in its 19th year of singing boldly for the D.C. area community." At St. James' Episcopal Church, 222 8th St. NE, Parish Hall. Info, 546-1549,

9 p.m. Mozart's Requiem, sung by Debra Wynn (538 13th St. NE) and the rest of the Washington Chorus, WETA 90.9 FM, after the news. (See article, page 6.)

Wednesday, Feb. 26

All day. Virtual March on Washington. "On February 26th, every Senate office will receive a call every minute from a constituent, as they receive a simultaneous flood of faxes and e-mail. Hundreds of thousands of people from across the country will send the collective message: Don't Attack Iraq." Hosted by Sponsored by The Win Without War Coalition.

Noon. Handling Health Insurance Problems in DC. How to help someone get health care and/or health coverage and how to help someone file complaints or appeals when care has been denied. Sponsored by D.C. Action for Children, Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia and others. Space limited. To register, call Cheryl Fish Parcham, 737-6340, no later than Monday. At Hogan and Hartson Courtroom,
lower level, 555 13th St. NW.

Thursday, Feb. 27

Noon. Ida B. Wells — A Passion for Justice. "Ida B. Wells, an antilynching crusader, suffragist, women's rights advocate, journalist and speaker — an uncompromising leaders and ardent defender of democracy. Wells was born into slavery in the small town of Holly Springs, Miss., in 1862, and died in Chicago in 1931 at the age of 69." At Library of Congress, James Madison Building, Room 302, Mary Pickford Theater, 101 Independence Ave. SE. Info, 707-2815.

5-7 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." Rescheduled from last week. At American University, Letts Residence Hall - Formal Lounge, north side of Nebraska Avenue NW, at 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Info, 332-5333 or 301-367-1079.

7:30 p.m. Public hearing on Metro fare-increase proposal. WMATA Meeting Room, 600 5th St. NW, 637-7000. Other hearings, same time: Tuesday at Garnet-Patterson Middle School, 2001 10th St. NW; Wednesday at Malcolm X Elementary School, Alabama Avenue and Congress Street SE. (See article, page 5).

Saturday, March 1

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.


8 p.m., through March 15. Slaughter City, by Theater Alliance. "In a meat-packing plant somewhere in Midwestern America, tensions are growing to a boil among the workers and bosses, whites and blacks, and men and women. All it takes is the arrival of a stranger to set everything on fire and to reawaken that beast we call hope." At H Street Playhouse, 1365 H St. NE. Normally $15; free if you live within five blocks of the theater (pick up tickets at least 30 minutes before the show). 800-494-8497 or§