The Corner Forum
Saturday, March 1, 2003
Issue #21

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

Sunday, March 2

4:30 p.m. Mothertongue*east. "Women's Writing Group & Open-Mic: Writing exercises and support for your creativity." At Stompin Grounds/Murky Coffee, 7th & Pennsylvania Ave. SE. Info, Eryca Kasse,

Monday, March 3

7 p.m. Natatorium Renovations. "Representatives from Jair Lynch Co. would like to meet with all interested parties for input on the conceptual design of the exterior of the Natatorium at 7th and North Carolina Ave. SE." At Old Naval Hospital, 921 Pennsylvania Ave. SE.

7-9 p.m. Public Civic Association Meeting. Monthly Meeting. At Calvary Episcopal Church, 800 6th St. NE.

Tuesday, March 4

10 a.m. Miner Elementary School Ribbon-Cutting Event. At Miner, 601 15th St. NE, 724-4565.

6:30-8:30 p.m. Town Meeting to Decide Next Steps on Voting Rights. With Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton, Mayor Anthony Williams and Wade Henderson. At Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, 901 G St. NW. Info, 225-8050.

7 p.m. Introduction to Tibetan Buddhist Meditation. "Anyone interested in learning this ancient method of meditation is welcome to attend the evening, which will include a talk, discussion and practice session." At the Kagyu DC Dharma Center, 1519 D St. SE., 546-0226,

7:30 p.m. North Lincoln Park Neighborhood Association monthly meeting. At Lane Memorial CME Church, 14th and C streets NE.

Wednesday, March 5

10 a.m. Kingsman School Disposition. Public hearing by the City Council Subcommittee on Human Rights, Latino Affairs and Property Management. Agenda: PR 15-59, "Disposition of Square 1030, Lot 813, also known as the Kingsman Elementary School Approval Resolution of 2003," PR 15-0059. To review and approve the disposition of the Kingsman Elementary School, located at 1375 E Street, N.E., legally described as Square 1030, Lot 813, as surplus property. Room 412, Wilson Building, 1350 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Subcommittee, 724-8181.

6:30-8:30 p.m. Public Presentation of the Final H Street, NE Strategic Development Plan. City officials will present the final H Street NE Strategic Development Plan, discuss the housing, retail, restaurant and entertainment options recommended by the community and market analysts, outline the District's initial commitments towards implementing the plan, and discuss project-specific planning, including streetscape improvements and the R.L. Christian Library." With Mayor Anthony A. Williams, Council member Sharon Ambrose, Eric Price, Andy Altman, Dan Tangherlini, Stanley Jackson and Ted Carter. At Capitol Children's Museum. 800 Third St. NE, 675-4120.

Thursday, March 6

6 p.m. Near Northeast Citizens Against Crime and Drugs monthly meeting. J.O. Wilson Elementary School, Seventh & K Streets NE, cafeteria.

Friday, March 7

9 a.m. - 5 p.m. From Service to Justice: Realizing a Vision for a Just, Inclusive and Caring Washington, DC. Conference: "Share the tools, build the networks and find the inspiration needed to ensure that, in our day to day work, we as advocates, community members, artists, activists and concerned people are making headway towards our goal of a just and equitable Washington." $10 for nonmembers. No one turned away due to inability to pay. By the Fair Budget Coalition and All Souls Social Justice Ministry. At All Souls Church, 16th & Harvard Streets NW. Pre-registration encouraged. Info, Julie Gordon,, 906-8025 or Mark Andersen, 745-1200,

7 p.m. Smashing Jim Crow in the Nation's Capital. Historian C.R. Gibbs discusses his book. At Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, 901 G St. NW. 727-1211.

8 p.m. Divided City. Film premiere. "Tells of the love, hope, despair and possibility of change that lay behind the apparent hopelessness of Washington's urban jungles. The people of Divided City live everyday as if it could be the last, struggling to maintain shreds of humanity and respect." At Lincoln Theatre, 1215 U St. NW, 328-6000 or 328-9177.

Saturday, March 8

All day. International Women's Day.

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.

11 a.m. No War in Iraq. Rally at Malcolm X Park, also known as Meridian Hill Park, 16th between W and Euclid streets NW. 1 p.m.: Permitted march down 16th Street "to encircle the White House in pink." By CodePink: Women's Pre-Emptive Strike for Peace, 393-5616.§