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Monthly Archives: July 2016

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Back on May 15th we kicked off CrossTalk DC with a public forum at the Folger Shakespeare Library. Since then, we’ve had time to reflect on the conversations started that day and worked to keep them going with other CrossTalk DC events. We’ll be sharing some of those conversations with you in the coming weeks… Continue Reading »

Join Us on August 8 for CrossTalk DC Forum: “District Merchants: Reflections on Identity and Difference”

Join us on August 8th at the Anacostia Community Museum for a CrossTalk DC Forum on “District Merchants: Reflections on Identity and Difference”.   At this joint program of the Anacostia Community Museum and the Folger Shakespeare Library, actors will read scenes from District Merchants a world premiere commissioned retelling of The Merchant of Venice (probably… Continue Reading »


  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, Part 2, and Part 3. Prince, S. (2014). African Americans and Gentrification in Washington,… 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 »