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June 2018

Mahogany Books Presents Indie/Penned Featuring La’Verne Washington

June 10 @ 3:00 am - 4:00 pm
Anacostia Arts Center, 1231 Good Hope Road, SE
Washington, DC , DC 20020 United States
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Join us for our MahoganyBooks Indie/Penned author series featuring local singer, songwriter, and author La’Verne Washington as she autographs copies of her newest work, The Angels of Dupont Circle. About the Book: The homeless citizens of Washington, DC are being murdered! The discovery of the gruesome aftermath of these slain innocent individuals has become a mystery impossible to solve. The District’s Mayor and citizens are demanding answers. This story is a tale of two women detectives whose jobs are on the…

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MBxDD Community Book Discussion Featuring Barracoon

June 12 @ 6:30 am - 8:00 pm
Anacostia Arts Center, 1231 Good Hope Road, SE
Washington, DC , DC 20020 United States
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Washington DC, East of the River, has a thriving literary community of readers and writers. Join us on June 12, 2018 from 6:30PM to 8:00PM at MahoganyBooks for an engaging evening of dialouge and camaraderie amongst us book lovers. At the root of the MahoganyBooks & Duende District collaborative partnership is the belief that books written for, by, or about people of color from all areas of the globe are an essential element to remembering our erased histories and empowering…

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The People’s Free Film Festival

June 15 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Anacostia Arts Center, 1231 Good Hope Road, SE
Washington, DC , DC 20020 United States
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FREE

Showcase of documentaries about past and present agents of social change. The feature presentation will be Passin’ It On.

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Guard(en): DC Queer Artist Showcase

June 17 @ 10:00 am - June 24 @ 7:00 pm
Anacostia Arts Center, 1231 Good Hope Road, SE
Washington, DC , DC 20020 United States
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FREE

Guard(en): Queer people stand at the gates between constructed world beliefs and timeless cosmic dimensions. The Garden represents the earth and all the properties of it, but throughout time, queer people have expanded the way our societies exist by tapping into our innate relationships to unknown worlds. We are the descendants of those queer ancestors who reshaped the molds of personhood throughout time. This is our art. Guard(en) is part of Halcyon's By The People Art Festival. By The People is…

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The Cost of Criminalized Blackness: A Community Conversation

June 18 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Anacostia Arts Center, 1231 Good Hope Road, SE
Washington, DC , DC 20020 United States
FREE

PLEASE NOTE: This is a black-only space. On the eve of Juneteenth, please join Black Lives Matter DC, Keep DC 4 Me, and Stop Police Terror Project-DC for a community conversation on decriminalizing blackness. Come and engage in a candid discussion surrounding the legacy of struggle, strength and joy in the black community. Free food, childcare and an interpreter will be available. Come out and get free with us! To learn more about additional events happening for the Juneteenth Week…

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Mahogany Books Presents: A Book Launch & Author Signing Featuring Victoria Christopher Murray

June 19 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Anacostia Arts Center, 1231 Good Hope Road, SE
Washington, DC , DC 20020 United States
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Join MahoganyBooks as we host the book launch event with the witty & talented best selling author, Victoria Christopher Murray. She’ll discuss and sign the latest in her Seven Deadly Sins series, Envy!  The book tour kicks-off right here in DC so grab a friend, a sorority sister, or a colleague and join us for an amazing event. About the book Envy:  “A heart at peace gives life to the body, but envy rots the bones.” Gabrielle Wilson has the…

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JNJ Dance Company Showcase

June 23 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Anacostia Arts Center, 1231 Good Hope Road, SE
Washington, DC , DC 20020 United States
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$10 – $20

Come for an afternoon of dance as JNJ Dance Expressions presents the spring company showcase to close out their dance season. The company will present repertoire from the past five years of study and will even feature a piece by a guest choreographer and two student choreographers. Don't miss out on this afternoon of dance. Doors 1pm / Show 1:30pm

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Evening of Readings with Kyle Dargan, Patrice Gaines and Ravi Howard

June 23 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Anacostia Arts Center, 1231 Good Hope Road, SE
Washington, DC , DC 20020 United States
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FREE

The Hurston/Wright Foundation and MahoganyBooks Present an Evening of Readings with Kyle Dargan, Patrice Gaines and Ravi Howard. Kyle G. Dargan, author of five collections of poetry, will be reading from Honest Engine,  a finalist for the 2016 Hurston/Wright Legacy Award and a finalist for the Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award. His latest book, Anagnorisis: Poems, will be published this fall. Patrice Gaines will be reading from her best-selling memoir, Laughing in the Dark--from Colored Girl to Woman of Color, a Journey from Prison to Power. She became an author…

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All The Way Live Tuesdays presents Dr. Badlove and the Remedies

June 26 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Anacostia Arts Center, 1231 Good Hope Road, SE
Washington, DC , DC 20020 United States
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FREE

Hot off the heels of a hugely successful debut, Anacostia Arts Center proudly presents another FREE musical season of ALL THE WAY LIVE TUESDAYS! With a varied line up of hip-hop, R&B, funk, soul and more, this series exemplifies the vibrant creative economy of DMV talent. Dr. Badlove and the Remedies is a homegrown band from DC. Blending deep funk, hip-hop, dancehall riddims and go-go beats with live vocals, smooth electronic guitar, bass, synthesizer rifts and infectious digital drumming, Dr.…

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July 2018

Tell Your Story DC by GO Speaks

July 1 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Anacostia Arts Center, 1231 Good Hope Road, SE
Washington, DC , DC 20020 United States
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FREE

TELL YOUR STORY DC:  STORYTELLING FOR FUNDING & PROFESSIONAL OPPORTUNITIES This workshop is designed to help professionals and organizations learn how to mine influential stories, and craft compelling narratives that inspire collaboration. Whether pitching for funding or interviewing for jobs, the ability to own and tell one’s unique story makes all the difference. Participants will learn how to: Define your core professional identity for targeted career opportunities Build and leverage your personal brand as an industry leader Craft a winning…

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