This salon-style discussion format brings members of Washington, DC's diverse community together to discuss contemporary issues, and to explore and appreciate the human experience.
This public humanities forum brings Washington, DC's key figures together to engage in discussions about social issues and local culture with a participatory audience made up of DC residents.
The Big Read was a National Endowment for the Arts initiative aimed at emphasizing the importance of literature in American society. The Humanities Council, with the DC Public Library, selected a novel for the city-wide read annually. For each Big Read, local poet and historian Kim Roberts, developed a walking tour or exhibit which connected the novel with DC's cultural and physical landscape.
- For 2010, Roberts created an online exhibition exploring the history of segregated schools in Washington, DC.
This event gives young professionals in Washington, DC an opportunity to discuss art, culture, and contemporary social issues over cocktails. The events are usually feature a lively demonstration or audience participation component.