The Corner Forum
Sunday, Aug. 17, 2003
Issue #43

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, August 18

10:30 a.m. Viewing — Enoch Gray, 523 13th St. NE. Service at 11:30 a.m. At Henry S. Washington & Sons, 4925-27 Nannie Helen Burroughs Ave. NE, 398-6700. Burial at Quantico National Cemetery (703-690-2217), 18424 Joplin Rd. (Route 619), Triangle, Va., after the service.

Wednesday, August 20

10:30 a.m. Roots of Resistance: A Story of the Underground Railroad. Film. (60 mins.) Includes "interviews, slave narratives, and the recollections of descendants of fugitive slaves and slaveholders." At Anacostia Museum & Center for African American History & Culture, 1901 Fort Place, SE. Reservations suggested, 287-3369.

11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Job Opportunity Fair. By H Street Community Development Corporation. Participating employer organizations include SunTrust Bank of Washington, Hotel Association of Washington DC, CareersUSA, DC Water & Sewer Authority, Naval District of Washington, DC Department of Employment Services. At J.O. Wilson Elementary School, 660 K St. NE. Info, Eric Jones, HSCDC, 544-8353.

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

6:45 p.m. D.C. Consumer Utility Board. "To discuss current utility issues from the consumer's perspective." At 1133 15th St. NW, Suite 500, 727-3071.

Thursday, August 21

6:30 p.m. Marching on Washington: The Forging of an American Political Tradition. Author Lucy G. Barber "discusses D.C.'s history as a forum for national public protest and its evolution from being the private domain of politicians and officials to a national stage for citizen participation." $8, includes admission to museum. At City Museum, 801 K St. NW. For info or reservations, 383-1809.

Friday, August 22

4 p.m. Ceremony to Unveil Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Plaque. Prayer vigil and speeches 7:30 p.m. Poetry Jam ("Spoken Word on Washington") at 9 p.m. By the D.C. Host Committee. At Lincoln Memorial, 23rd Street at the National Mall. 232-2500, ext. 2.

6:30-9 p.m. Bearing Witness to a Dream Deferred. "To commemorate the 40th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) and the Rev. Walter Fauntroy participate in a roundtable discussion about the march and its affects on American society. A question-and-answer period follows. The Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) Freedom Singers perform." At the National Museum of American History, Carmichael Auditorium, 14th St. and Constitution Avenue NW, 357-2700 or 357-2996.

7 p.m Brother Outsider: The Life of Bayard Rustin. (documentary film.) "One of his most significant contributions was his work as the Coordinator and Executive Director for the 1963 March on Washington. He advised Dr. King and President Johnson. Rustin debated Malcolm X and Kwame Toure. He was openly gay." At the Kennedy Center for The Performing Arts, 2700 F St. NW, 467-4600 or 416-8000.

Saturday, August 23

8:30 a.m. (note earlier time.) Corner Forum meeting. "Help assemble the current issue and plan future ones." At the home of Marc Borbely and Tammi Cioffi, 536 13th St. NE, 544-2447.

9 a.m. 40th Anniversary March on Washington. "Mobilize for DC statehood, voting rights & full political representation, full employment, decent housing & health care services for our families, excellent education for our children, a fair and equal criminal justice, civil and human rights for all of our citizens." Gather for a 10 a.m. march through the city's neighborhoods. At Lincoln Park, 12th and East Capitol Streets NE. Rally at 11 a.m. at Washington Monument. 3 p.m. march to the Lincoln Memorial for a commemorative mass rally. By more than 100 organizations. Volunteers are needed: call Joia Jefferson Nuri at 301-920-0670, Rob Robinson at 202-547-0435 or Naomi Seligman at 202-628-7772, ext. 126.

Sunday, August 24

2 p.m. Second Annual Fun Fest. By the National Community Church. At 4th and F Streets NE. "An awesome event for kids to come out and learn fun & exciting skills. All kids are invited (please register). We'll be teaching music, dance, basketball, crafts, and other skills." To register or for info, contact Nina King, or to volunteer or with other questions, 544-0414.


Sundays-Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. Today through Sept. 10. Busybodies. "Musefire Productions presents a program of three one-act plays, including Susan Glaspell's Trifles, Maria Irene Fornes' Spring Time, and Merideth Taylor's Citizen Patrol." At H Street Playhouse, 1365 H St. NE. $15 or $12 for students and seniors. 301-928-0510. §