HATFEST Schedule





All Events will take place in the R.I.S.E Demonstration Center


Floor Plan for the R.I.S.E. Demonstration Center

7:00pm: Welcome Ceremony in the Flex Conf. Room


Poetry Slam

American Islamic Heritage Museum and KaNikki Jakarta – Showcasing the talent of young poets from East of the River.

Flex Conf. Room


HumanitiniRegisteredTrade Evening of Philosophy – Howard and Georgetown University scholars will discuss and explore topics including: “Are We Really Free?,” “Moving Through Urban Space – How Cities Make Us Who We Are,” and “What are ‘Micro-Aggressions’ and Why Should We Care?”

Lecture Hall

Audio-Visual Social Justice Presentation

Global Kids audio-visual presentation about social justice in South Africa. This presentation is based on the experiences of local high school students who toured several South African cities over the Summer.

Digital Inclusion Center

Port of Harlem Design Workshop

“From Studio to Mansion – Making a Happy Place” – With Sherry Burton, founding principal designer of Kreative Ways & Solutions.

Meeting Rooms R & S

Double Nickels Theatre Company Oral History Project

Anacostia residents will be interviewed about their experiences growing up in the city.

Meeting Rooms I & E

Facebook Chat with Young people in the Gambia

Port of Harlem Facebook chat with young people in the Gambia

Microsoft Conference Room


Strayhorn Jazz Performance and Conversation

Multifaceted jam will offer William Thomas “Billy” Strayhorn interpreted performances in swing, be-bop, latin, and blues genres. Presented by CA-FAM III.

Flex Conf. Room

DC Murals Exhibit: Spectacle and Story

Exhibit – DC Murals: Spectacle and Story, will showcase public art in Wards 7 and 8, from murals celebrating African American life to the street art that is changing neighborhoods. Presented by Sign of the Times.

Lecture Hall

Film and Slideshow Discussion

Port of Harlem will screen a brief film on the Garifuna people, an Afro-Latino culture native to the Honduras. The screening will be followed by a slideshow and discussion.

Digital Inclusion Center


Meeting Rooms R & S

 Henna Painting and Geometric Drawing Demonstration

American Islamic Heritage Museum – Henna Painting and Geometric Drawing demonstration.

Meeting Rooms I & E

Writers’ Workshop

American Islamic Heritage Museum – Writers’ workshop.

Microsoft Conference Room


“The House Maid” Screening

Port of Harlem will screen a film called “The House Maid.” Written by Gambian author Cherno Jallow, the 90 minute film tells the story of the trials an tribulations of married life. A post film discussion, led by Port of Harlem, will discuss The Gambia in the context of the feature.

Digital Inclusion Center


Anacostia Past, Present and Future

SouthEast Trinity – Anacostia Past, Present, and Future: an interactive dialogue exploring recent signs of change in communities East of River.

Microsoft Conference Room


Music and Demos: Producers, DJs and Demonstrations

Music and Demos: Enjoy Bounce Beats music from producers and DJs. Live demonstrations on scratching and digital technology. Bounce Beats invited producers include Tone P and Roger Beat – Made in the DMV.

Flex Conf. Room

DC Digital Museum Film Screenings

DC Digital Museum film screenings

Digital Inclusion Center


Silent Disco powered by Silent Storm

Silent disco is a unique way of experiencing live music – whether it be a DJ or even a live band. Guests wear wireless headphones and a silent atmosphere instantly transforms in to a high energy musical performance.

Lecture Hall

Anacostia Film Screening

Films about the history and culture of neighborhoods East of the River.

Microsoft Conference Room


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