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Join Us December 8th for District of Columbia Public Schools Forum

Join us on December 8th for DC Public School’s CrossTalk DC Forum.

“What does it mean to be the other?”
District of Columbia Public Schools
December 8, 2016

DCPS Office of Family and Public Engagement, in collaboration with the Folger Shakespeare Library and the Anacostia Community Museum, invite students, parents, staff and community to a facilitated discussion exploring, “What does it mean to be the other?”

A small collection of DCPS student photography and selected passages from the play District Merchants will serve as a catalyst for conversation. District Merchants by Aaron Posner, an adaptation of Merchants of Venice, set in post-Civil War DC juxtaposes the experience of two DC merchants: a newly emancipated black man and an immigrant Jew. The play explores themes regarding gender, race, religion, and power. The evening will end with a call for student photography entries to be featured in a Spring DCPS Student Exhibition at the Anacostia Community Museum.

The event is free but space is limited, so register now. For more information, please contact Cassandra Sanchez, DCPS Community Action Team Coordinator,  at

Anacostia Community Museum
1901 Fort Pl, SE
Washington, DC 20018

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