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We’re Celebrating DC’s Cultural Heroes

HumanitiesDC announces the Patsy Fletcher Cultural Heritage Award. The awards reception will take place at the Arts Club of Washington (2017 I St., NW) on Wednesday, September 4th from 6pm to 8 pm. The Patsy Fletcher Cultural Heritage Award will recognize four individuals who have made significant contributions to the cultural landscape of Washington, DC. Named after Patsy Fletcher ,who passed away in 2019, for her tireless efforts to protect and preserve the unique African American culture and history of

Humanitini: Ethiopian Culture and Identity in DC

Just off U Street, in what we affectionately know as “Little Ethiopia”, one can find the vibrant enclave of restaurants, grocery stores, and mom-and-pop shops. When immigrants arrived in droves in the early 2000’s, the Ethiopian community began to expand beyond this four-block stretch. Their culture has since blossomed in the nation’s capital. For many of us, our first entre into Ethiopian culture has been through hookah and traditional foods. However, in our next Humanitini, we will examine the Ethiopian experience in DC in depth:

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