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Live to Read
German Historical Institute
Global Perspectives on the Black Freedom Struggle
TOMORROW Thursday, April 21, 2011, 6-8 pm
 German Historical Institute
 1607 New Hampshire Avenue NW
FREE Reception and Event! RSVP (202) 387-3355 or email events@ghi.org
In recent years, civil rights historians have challenged the traditional narrative that separated the history of black Americans from the rest of the world and depicted the so-called “race question” in the United States as a purely domestic problem. In his lecture, Manfred Berg will take a critical look at the new transnational and global history of the black freedom struggle probing its achievements and limits. Moreover, Berg will consider the impact of global affairs on the African American civil rights movement.

Miriam's Kitchen 
Miriam’s Kitchen and Whole Foods Market Present

Courageous Vision:
A Community Reception featuring the Poets and Artists of Miriam’s Kitchen
Join us in support of the artists and poets of Miriam’s Kitchen as they celebrate literature through their reflections on the theme of courage drawn from Ruined, Lynn Nottage’s Puliter Prize-winning play and the 2011 Live to Read selection. Both events are FREE and open to the public.
Whole Foods – P Street, 1440 P Street, NW
TOMORROW, Thursday, April 21, 2011, 6:30-8pm
Whole Foods – Georgetown, 2323 Wisconsin Avenue, NW
Thursday, April 28, 2011, 6:30-8pm

LUMO“LUMO: One Woman’s Struggle to Heal in a Nation Beset by War”
FREE Film Screening and Discussion with the Friends of the Congo and the DC Rape Crisis Center
Friday, April 22, 2011, 5-8pm
Reeves Center, 2nd Floor Conference Room
2000 14th Street, NW
The agonies of war torn Africa are deeply etched in the bodies of Women. “LUMO” tells the story of thousands through the profile of one 20 year old woman trying bravely to rebuild her life. For more information, please contact Melinda Coles at (202) 641-4173.
Sexual Assault Awareness Month


Celebrating 5 Years of Bibliomania!
Wednesday, April 27, 2011, 5-8p.m.
Ghana Café – 1336 14th St. NW
  • Support reading in DC
  • Party to Afropop & Reggae
  • Enjoy West African Cuisine & African Beer
$20 Live to Read tickets include a drink and a copy of Ruined by Lynn Nottage
Elaine Robnett Moore

For information on Live To Read: DC’s City-wide Celebration of Literature presented by the Humanities Council of Washington, DC and the 2011 selection, Ruined, please visit LiveToRead.wdchumanities.org


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