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The African Presence Around the World: Past and Present

In celebration of Black History, please join us for a lecture foccussing on the African presence around the world by renowned author and historian C.R. Gibbs at the Francis A. Gregory Library. The lecture will be held in the second-floor meeting room. 
Dominique Broadway, Personal Finance Coach

Get Your Money Right

Join Dominique Broadway, a dynamic and savvy personal finance powerhouse, for a financial checkup workshop and learn how to get your money right in 2015. Dominique has received national acclaim from Money Under 30 and Smart CEO. During the workshop, you will have an opportunity to learn more about the following topics: Building a strong financial foundation Saving Strategies Managing Credit and Debt Investing and Retirement
William R. Martin

Is Stand Your Ground Law a Great Idea Today?

 In celebration of 2015 Black History Month, renowned trial lawyer William R. “Billy” Martin will discuss the topic "Is Stand Your Ground Law a Great Idea Today?" Mr. Martin, a guest commentator for MSNBC’s PoliticsNation during the George Zimmerman (Trayvon Martin) trial June to July in 2013, focuses on complex civil and white collar litigation before state and federal courts. He has tried more than 160 cases that have involved large corporations and high profile figures.
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A Vegan Life Seminar

Want to hear more about the health benefits of being vegan? Are plant-based diets the best way to reverse disease?
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Global Climate Change: Challenges Now and in the Future

Join Dr. Robert Beauchamp, retired Professor and Director of the Environmental Studies and Management Program at UMD for a lecture on global climate change.   Dr. Beauchamp will discuss topics related to this pressing issue and answer any questions Mt. Pleasant community members might have. Come learn about and discuss:

Omnibus Lecture Series: Selections From the National Library of Medicine Film Collection

Are you a fan of quirky medical cinema? Can't get your fix at the local IndieKinoPlex? Want to outnerd the wonkiest of your friends? Stop by the Georgetown Neighborhood Library for a screening of Selections From the National Library of Medicine Film Collection, featuring Michael Sappol of the National Library of Medicine. 
March on Washington

District of Change: Is D.C. Still Chocolate City?

In honor of Black History Month, the first District of Change of 2015 will explore: Is D.C. Still Chocolate City?  The District of Columbia has always been rich in black culture and history. How will the more recent years of urban development and gentrification alter the racial, cultural, and political map of our city?
The Other Blacklist: The African American Literary and Cultural Left of the 1950s

'The Other Blacklist: The African American Literary and Cultural Left of the 1950s'

University of Maryland Professor and author Mary Helen Washington presents her new book, The Other Blacklist: The African American Literary and Cultural Left of the 1950, at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library's Black Studies Center.
Charles Bolden Jr

Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Programs: Ways to Close the Under-representation Gap

African Americans, according to the July 2014 issue of the American Society for Engineering Education, earned only 2.4 percent of all bachelor degrees awarded in engineering and lag behind White Americans in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) programs.  In recognition of African American History Month, Charles F. Bolden Jr., administator of NASA, will provide a presentation on challenges and solutions to under-representation in STEM programs.