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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. 
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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.
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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.
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C.R. Gibbs Lecture Series on African American History and Culture

In celebration of 2015 African American History Month, noted historian C. R. Gibbs will deliver a presentation from his African American History and Culture Series at three neighborhood libraries:   Capitol View Library, Monday, Feb. 2: "Tan Yanks: The District's Black Doughboys of World War I" Capitol View Library, Monday, Feb. 9: "Unbroken Bonds: The African Origins of Fraternities, Sororities and Other Organizations"
Karl Racine

The State of U.S. Race Relations: Improved or Worsened?

On Aug. 28, 1963, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his famous "I Have a Dream" speech as a part of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. The speech sought an end to racial injustice in America and called for an integrated society. In celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, come out to to hear an enlightening presentation by the Attorney General of the District of Columbia, Karl Racine, on the state of race relations in the United States.
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Georgia Avenue & The Civil War: The African American Story

Join historian, author, and lecturer Dr. C.R. Gibbs in the Black Studies Center, as he recounts the largely unknown story of the black presence on Georgia Avenue during the Civil War. He will also reveal stunning new information about the African American contributions to the battle at Fort Stevens.
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6th Annual Moving Forward Together Secondary Transition Community Fair

All D.C. schools - DCPS, Charter, & Non-publics - serving D.C. students with IEPs, 504 Plans, and disabilities are invited to bring their students to this two-day event to prepare for the future and prepare for a successful transition into employment, post-secondary education, and independence. Activities scheduled from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday include: Performing arts session with music and dance Explore artistic and creative ways to express your unique strengths, needs and goals Interactive scavenger hunt with exhibitors