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Join us for Humanitini: Neighborhood Knowledge – Bloomingdale 12/16


      Washington DC counts 112 neighborhoods. How many do you know? Find out with a new slot in the Humanitini program: Neighborhood Knowledge. In this recurring series, we criss-cross the city east to west and north to south to explore the diverse geographical and social tapestry of its communities.  On Tuesday 12/16 at Big Bear Café (6:30-8:30pm), we’ll focus on Bloomingdale, past and present. The neighborhood’s growing development in the last few years has brought in its wake a new economic reality along

Humanities DC Executive Director Calls on Mayor-Elect Muriel Bowser to Support a Humanities-Enriched DC by Expanding Local Funding

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Read the full remarks made by Humanities DC Executive Director Joy Ford Austin before Mayor-Elect Muriel Bowser’s Transition Team below, and the accompanying “Local Dollars for Local Humanities” Position Paper here.   Remarks before the Arts & the Creative Economy Co-Chairs and Transition Committee of Mayor-Elect Muriel Bowser 12/10/2014 Good afternoon. I am Joy Ford Austin, Executive Director of Humanities DC formerly Humanities Council of Washington, DC. I was pleased to submit a letter and position paper to Mr. Bowser and

Call for Proposals for Soul of the City $10,000 Youth Leadership Grants


  The Soul of the City youth program grants are awarded to organizations providing humanities programs for youth ages 14-19 in the District of Columbia, based on the Humanities Council’s successful Soul of the City (SOTC) Program. The application can be accessed by logging onto the online grants system and completing the registration process. The deadline to apply is February 6, 2015.    Programs must emphasize one of our core beliefs that effective leadership can be cultivated through a curriculum that combines humanities concepts with skill building.

RSVP for the DC Community Heritage Project Showcase with Keynote Address by Washington Post Columnist John Kelly


Annual DC Community Heritage Project Showcase to Feature Latest Work in Community and Neighborhood Preservation  Keynote Address by Washington Post Columnist John Kelly  (Washington, DC)—The DC Community Heritage Project (DCCHP) presented by Humanities DC and the DC Historic Preservation Office supports residents at a grassroots level working to preserve their own communities. The annual DCCHP Showcase will feature a film screening, showcase and Q&A with this year’s 16 grantees and a keynote address by Washington Post Columnist John Kelly. The