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CrossTalk DC Highlights

As one of the program managers for CrossTalk DC, I was very encouraged after the Folger’s kick-off event in May. This work– a first for the Folger, takes risk. Building on the success of our forum in May we planned five one-hour events from mid-June to mid-July. Through these CrossTalk DC Conversations, participants were able… Continue Reading »


Join Us July 15th for “DC Public Library’s Peabody Room”

Join us Friday, July 15th for CrossTalk DC Conversations: “DC Public Library’s Peabody Room.” Jerry A. McCoy, special collections librarian at the DC Public Library’s Washingtonian and Peabody Room, offers a brief history of the Peabody Room (nearly destroyed by fire in 2007) and highlights artifacts of African-American history from its collections. The DC Public… Continue Reading »


Join Us July 8th for “Muslim American Identity in the US”

Join us Friday, July 8th for CrossTalk DC Conversations: “Muslim American Identity in the US”.   CrossTalk DC Conversations: “Muslim American Identity in the US” Besheer Mohamed, senior researcher at the Pew Research Center, will explore place of Muslims in the U.S. He will discuss survey data that attempts to quantify how Muslim are perceived by… Continue Reading »


Join Us July 1st for “A.C.T.O.R (A Continuing Talk on Race)”

Join us this Friday, July 1st at 6:00pm CrossTalk DC Conversations: “A.C.T.O.R (A Continuing Talk on Race)” A.C.T.O.R. is a recurring open discussion series hosted by Busboys and Poets as a community service. The acronym stands for “A Continuing Talk On Race”. It provides the opportunity for people to come together and speak openly and… 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 »