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KEEP READING: Part 3

  This reading list has been compiled by CrossTalk DC partner, the DC Public Library. Many thanks to Librarian Kari Mitchell and Special Collections Manager Kerrie Cotten Williams. These books are available at or through your local branch library. Check out Part 1 and Part 2. hooks, b. (1995). Killing Rage: Ending Racism. New York, NY: H…. Continue Reading »


Join Us For “Jewish Life in Washington, DC During and After the Civil War” & Dr. Kim Hall’s Shakespeare Anniversary Lecture

Join us Thursday, June 23 and Monday, June 27 for a CrossTalk DC Conversation and a Shakespeare Anniversary Lecture.   CrossTalk DC Conversations: “Jewish Life in Washington, DC During and After the Civil War“ Laura Apelbaum, Executive Director of the Jewish Historical Society of Greater Washington, will explore Jewish life and key personalities during the Civil War, and the changes… Continue Reading »


JOIN US FOR “A HISTORY OF HOUSING COVENANTS” & “JEWISH LIFE IN WASHINGTON, DC DURING AND AFTER THE CIVIL WAR”

Join us on June 17 and June 23 for two of our upcoming DC CrossTalk Conversations!   CrossTalk DC Conversations: “A History of Housing Covenants” Associate Professor Maurice Jackson, of Georgetown University’s History Department and African American Studies Program, and historian Mara Cherkasky, co-founder of Prologue DC and Mapping Segregation in Washington DC, discuss the historic… Continue Reading »


JOIN US JUNE 13TH FOR CAVE CANEM DROPS THE MIC

Join us on Monday, June 13th for Cave Canem: Drops the Mic at the Folger Shakespeare Library Theatre. An open-mic reading of Cave Canem fellows past and present, including Joel Dias-Porter, Robin Coste Lewis (winner of the 2015 National Book Award in Poetry), Kamilah Aisha Moon, host Derrick Weston Brown, and more. Cave Canem is a home… Continue Reading »


KEEP READING: Part 2

  This reading list has been compiled by CrossTalk DC partner, the DC Public Library. Many thanks to Librarian Kari Mitchell and Special Collections Manager Kerrie Cotten Williams. These books are available at or through your local branch library. Check out Part 1. Garfinkle, A. M. (2009). Jewcentricity: Why the Jews are Praised, Blamed, and Used to… Continue Reading »


KEEP READING: Part 1

  This reading list has been compiled by CrossTalk DC partner, the DC Public Library. Many thanks to Librarian Kari Mitchell and Special Collections Manager Kerrie Cotten Williams. These books are available at or through your local branch library. More titles coming soon! Alexander, M. (2010). The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness…. Continue Reading »


CrossTalk DC Events

CrossTalk DC Events Kick-off Forum at the Folger on Sunday, May 15th from 2:00-5:00 pm Partner forums will take place through summer and fall, 2016—dates and places to be announced. An additional series of short conversations will take place at the Folger on Friday evenings from June 17th through July 15th On June 13th, the… Continue Reading »


Welcome to CrossTalk DC

  The Folger Shakespeare Library, partnering with organizations across the city, will bring together people of all ages, races, religions, lives, and professions to talk across and about intolerance based on race, religion, and identity.  From mid-May through November 2016, at seven CrossTalk DC public forums across the city, folks will gather and begin by… Continue Reading »


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