Author Archives: Agatha Tomasik

Remembering Peggy Cooper Cafritz


On Sunday February 18, Peggy Cooper Cafritz passed away at age 70 – leaving behind a legacy of public service that lifted the spirit of Washington, DC and its residents. A long-time advocate for education reform, Cafritz is perhaps best known as co-founder of the Duke Ellington School for the Arts, for her service as the Chair of the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, and for her incredible art collection. In 2010, we honored her with the Distinguished

Humanitini: How Film & Video in DC Reflect & Challenge Our Community


From the Capitol dome and the monuments to the majestic architecture throughout our community, Washington, DC has served as a backdrop for both small and big screens. Join HumanitiesDC (HDC) in a vibrant look at the beauty of our community via film and video but also the red tape and challenges faced by producers and filmmakers to capture those images and create stories here. Join HumanitiesDC and Double R Productions at this Humanitini for a lively discussion to talk how

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