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#Humanitini: Punk and Hardcore DC 1980-2015


  Beyond retrospective, this Humanitini event examines DC punk from hardcore glory days to current scene. In the wake of several documentaries, band reunions, and music archives, we ask: what is the significance of punk today? Does its ethos of dissent still resonate? From politics and DIY to reconstituting the “punk past,” join the conversation about your local punk culture(s). RSVP here.   About Humanitini   Our signature “think and drink” program brings Washingtonians together to discuss issues that are timely,

Learn to Hand Dance on January 17 with National Hand Dance Association & HATFest DC!


Join us for a Saturday Afternoon of Hand Dance, during The National Hand Dance Association all-ages hand dance workshop and performance on January 17 from 3 to 7 p.m. This event is part of the Humanities, Arts & Technology Festival at the R.I.S.E. Demonstration Center at St. Elizabeths East. Register for this free program here.  by

Write to Win in 2015. Learn Grant-Writing Necessities January 21!


  “…The grant proposal workshop was extremely helpful to me, especially with [HumanitiesDC] critiquing my proposal.  Perhaps the best bargain of the year!” Go beyond the basics of proposal writing, and strengthen your grant proposal at the HumanitiesDC’s Grant Writing Clinic on January 21. Open to grant-writers at all experience levels, this Grant Writing Clinic will give individualized feedback to each participant on one of their own grant proposals, while providing them with the fundamental knowledge to strengthen their fundraising efforts.

Please Support HumanitiesDC in the Final Days of 2014


“As our city grows and changes there is much to celebrate.  But one thing that we must always remember to celebrate is our wonderful neighborhoods and the people who work to rebuild and enhance the quality of life in the city.  With funding and support from the Humanities Council of Washington, DC  LISC is able to offer audio oral histories that tell the stories of neighborhood revitalization and the role of community development trailblazers.”  - Oramenta Newsome, Executive Director of LISC