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Stories for Change: Housing in the District

One-Time Events The struggle for affordable housing in D.C. is real. To highlight this critical issue, we’ve invited a few hand-picked community members to take a storytelling class and learn to harness the power of storytelling as a tool for change. Too often, history’s witnesses have their stories told second-hand. We invite you to take in these nuanced perspectives from the source and challenge yourself to not only hear but listen to these entertaining and important narratives. Please note: Only 70 individuals will be able to join us in person. Event Location: Busboys and Poets Anacostia: 2004 Martin Luther King Jr Ave SE, Washington, DC 20020. Cost: Free. Get Tickets or Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/stories-for-change-housing-in-the-district-tickets-384959051887. Thursday, August 11, 2022, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM.

Unicorn Kids Club

One-Time Events Celebrate What Makes You Magical!   Here is your chance to celebrate who you are, find other kids like you, and have some fun.  There is power in numbers! Each month we’ll focus on a different way to be different. Join us for stories, making cool stuff, and other activities designed just for kids like you.    Geared towards kids aged 5 – 12    The Unicorn Kids Club meets every third Saturday of the month from 11am to 12pm from June to November of this year.   Each date has a different focus.  June 18 - Transgender/Gender-creative Kids Day , July 16 - Introverted Kids Day     , Aug 20 - Kids with Dyslexia Day , Sept 17 - Deaf and Hard of Hearing Kids Day  , Oct 15 - New Kids on the Block Day    , Nov 19 - Celebrate All Difference Day. Venue: Anacostia Community Museum. Event Location: First Floor. Cost: FREE. Get Tickets or Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/unicorn-kids-club-tickets-338488055887. Saturday, August 20, 2022, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Growing Community Series - Thriving Fauna

One-Time Events GROWING COMMUNITY Gardens are more than seeds and soil. They have been sites of community empowerment, allowing us to connect with the land, feed family and community, and form emotional bonds. What happens when these spaces are no longer available? How can we retain the ability to steward our green spaces and our communities? During this six-part series, workshop attendees will explore how a connection to community, cultural traditions, and well-being can be achieved through gardening in small spaces. Participants will also explore how these smaller thriving green spaces serve as sites of community and habitation for residents of every shape and form. Guest gardener - Nathan Erwin Who are the people in our neighborhood? In our last workshop, we met some of the neighbors who are essential to healthy communities, we can all call home.  This workshop introduces us to more personalities whose presence lets us know that our community is thriving as a whole. As we do maintenance in the late summer garden, facil… Venue: Anacostia Community Museum. Event Location: Hybrid - Virtual and in person at the Anacostia Community Museum (only 15 slots in person). Online Link: https://smithsonian.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_GBCczLWzS0KdURZ9TYASkQ. Cost: FREE. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonian.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_GBCczLWzS0KdURZ9TYASkQ. Saturday, August 27, 2022, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM.

Crafitivist Circle

One-Time Events Feel the power of the stitch!   Join our resident “Crochet Kingpin” Dwayne Lawson-Brown for a meet-up of like minds and crafty hands.  Participants will engage in fiber-crafts including crochet, knitting, and needle point, while listening to podcasts. Join us for lively discussions around our city’s social justice issues and the power of art to create change.  Gender inclusive  , Other non-fiber, small-scale handcrafters welcome  , Experienced crafters: bring your own materials  , Beginners: limited materials and some instruction available.  Registration is required. Sessions limited to 50 participants. The Craftivism Circle meets every first Saturday of the month from 2:00 to 4:00 PM from June to November of this year. Venue: Anacostia Community Museum. Event Location: First Floor. Cost: FREE. Get Tickets or Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/craftism-circle-tickets-338457985947. Saturday, September 3, 2022, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

VIRTUAL | In Dialogue: Smithsonian Objects and Social Justice

One-Time Events Heighten your civic awareness through conversations about art, history and material culture. In this program, educators from the National Portrait Gallery will partner with colleagues from across the Smithsonian to discuss how historical objects from their respective collections speak to today’s social justice issues. Together with our co-hosts from the Anacostia Community Museum, we will explore the questions, what does a perfect world look like and how does one let go of practical hurdles to dream? Using two artworks by self-taught artists, Mary Proctor entitled Equal and Morgan Monceaux's work of artist/musician Sun Ra, we will discuss how creativity is used to reach an awe-inspiring goal to catalyze change. Event Location: Online. Cost: Free. Registration required. Get Tickets or Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/in-dialogue-smithsonian-objects-and-social-justice-tickets-383037664967. Accessibility: ASL-interpreted program. Thursday, September 8, 2022, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

Women’s Environmental Leadership Lecture Series - I Was A Kid: Mapping Paths to STEM/STEAM

Join writer, artist, and comics creator Karen Romano Young of "I Was a Kid," in an exploration of how the intersection of science and the humanities can be a powerful tool in providing pathways into environmental advocacy and leadership through capturing the histories and voices of the people engaged in efforts to steward and safeguard Earth’s eco-systems. Conversation will trace Young’s personal and professional journeys and the development of "I Was A Kid," a comic multimedia initiative that engages comics, audio, text, and photos to provide opportunities for youth to envision themselves in the spaces and careers essential in addressing environmental issues critical to our present and future. This will be a hybrid event, offered in person and online. In-Person Location: This program will be held in Q?rius, The Coralyn W. Whitney Science Education Center, on the Ground Floor of the National Museum of Natural History, 1000 Constitution Ave. NW, Washington, DC. Please enter through the Constitution Avenue… Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: Ground Floor OR Online. Online Link: https://smithsonian.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_NIg4x9ocQ8y-HFXfrFlaFQ. Cost: Free. Registration is requested. See description for registration information. Accessibility: Captioning. Saturday, September 10, 2022, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM.

Unicorn Kids Club

One-Time Events Celebrate What Makes You Magical!   Here is your chance to celebrate who you are, find other kids like you, and have some fun.  There is power in numbers! Each month we’ll focus on a different way to be different. Join us for stories, making cool stuff, and other activities designed just for kids like you.    Geared towards kids aged 5 – 12    The Unicorn Kids Club meets every third Saturday of the month from 11am to 12pm from June to November of this year.   Each date has a different focus.  June 18 - Transgender/Gender-creative Kids Day , July 16 - Introverted Kids Day     , Aug 20 - Kids with Dyslexia Day , Sept 17 - Deaf and Hard of Hearing Kids Day  , Oct 15 - New Kids on the Block Day    , Nov 19 - Celebrate All Difference Day. Venue: Anacostia Community Museum. Event Location: First Floor. Cost: FREE. Get Tickets or Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/unicorn-kids-club-tickets-338488055887. Saturday, September 17, 2022, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Growing Community Series - Garden Pests

One-Time Events GROWING COMMUNITY Gardens are more than seeds and soil. They have been sites of community empowerment, allowing us to connect with the land, feed family and community, and form emotional bonds. What happens when these spaces are no longer available? How can we retain the ability to steward our green spaces and our communities? During this six-part series, workshop attendees will explore how a connection to community, cultural traditions, and well-being can be achieved through gardening in small spaces. Participants will also explore how these smaller thriving green spaces serve as sites of community and habitation for residents of every shape and form. As we prepare our fall garden and ready for the harvest, facilitator Derek Thomas will explore natural ways we can discourage harmful pests from visiting and introduce new neighbors who work to maintain balance in the garden. This season’s workshops will be hybrid. Workshop attendees can join us onsite in the museum’s garden (15 spots available) or via Zoom… Venue: Anacostia Community Museum. Event Location: Hybrid - Virtual and in person (only 15 slots in person). Cost: FREE. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonian.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_v_412kD_SR2MjHJEO9xYFw. Saturday, September 24, 2022, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM.

Crafitivist Circle

One-Time Events Feel the power of the stitch!   Join our resident “Crochet Kingpin” Dwayne Lawson-Brown for a meet-up of like minds and crafty hands.  Participants will engage in fiber-crafts including crochet, knitting, and needle point, while listening to podcasts. Join us for lively discussions around our city’s social justice issues and the power of art to create change.  Gender inclusive  , Other non-fiber, small-scale handcrafters welcome  , Experienced crafters: bring your own materials  , Beginners: limited materials and some instruction available.  Registration is required. Sessions limited to 50 participants. The Craftivism Circle meets every first Saturday of the month from 2:00 to 4:00 PM from June to November of this year. Venue: Anacostia Community Museum. Event Location: First Floor. Cost: FREE. Get Tickets or Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/craftism-circle-tickets-338457985947. Saturday, October 1, 2022, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Unicorn Kids Club

One-Time Events Celebrate What Makes You Magical!   Here is your chance to celebrate who you are, find other kids like you, and have some fun.  There is power in numbers! Each month we’ll focus on a different way to be different. Join us for stories, making cool stuff, and other activities designed just for kids like you.    Geared towards kids aged 5 – 12    The Unicorn Kids Club meets every third Saturday of the month from 11am to 12pm from June to November of this year.   Each date has a different focus.  June 18 - Transgender/Gender-creative Kids Day , July 16 - Introverted Kids Day     , Aug 20 - Kids with Dyslexia Day , Sept 17 - Deaf and Hard of Hearing Kids Day  , Oct 15 - New Kids on the Block Day    , Nov 19 - Celebrate All Difference Day. Venue: Anacostia Community Museum. Event Location: First Floor. Cost: FREE. Get Tickets or Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/unicorn-kids-club-tickets-338488055887. Saturday, October 15, 2022, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Crafitivist Circle

One-Time Events Feel the power of the stitch!   Join our resident “Crochet Kingpin” Dwayne Lawson-Brown for a meet-up of like minds and crafty hands.  Participants will engage in fiber-crafts including crochet, knitting, and needle point, while listening to podcasts. Join us for lively discussions around our city’s social justice issues and the power of art to create change.  Gender inclusive  , Other non-fiber, small-scale handcrafters welcome  , Experienced crafters: bring your own materials  , Beginners: limited materials and some instruction available.  Registration is required. Sessions limited to 50 participants. The Craftivism Circle meets every first Saturday of the month from 2:00 to 4:00 PM from June to November of this year. Venue: Anacostia Community Museum. Event Location: First Floor. Cost: FREE. Get Tickets or Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/craftism-circle-tickets-338457985947. Saturday, November 5, 2022, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.