San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
The Humanities Council of Washington, DC in partnership with the Andrew Young Foundation and CRP Inc. presents Raising the Conscience of a Nation, a special commemorative program reflecting 1963, the year that changed America.
As the country approaches the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington we invite you to attend a reflective program that examines why the nation responded to the March on Washington. This program will feature a screening of 1963: The Tipping Point, and be followed by a conversation with Ambassador Andrew Young moderated by Dr. JC Hayward Vice President Media Outreach W*USA-TV and then audience Q & A session.
1963: The Tipping Point is a documentary that sheds light on why the response and call to March was dire by focusing on Birmingham- the Movement that focused the world on the reality of segregation in America. In it, we meet Rev. Fred L. Shuttlesworth, one of the great unsung heroes of the Civil RIghts Movement who risked his life and family time and again to bring racial justice to Birmingham, Alabama. It was the movement in Birmingham that raised the consiceince of a nation and set the stage for the great March on Washington.
Reception will commence at 5:30 pm
Film Screening and Conversation from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
This program is graciously hosted by Hogan Lovells.
Suggestions for Parking: There are two garages on 13th Street. Street parking may be limited, so please be sure to check the posted signs. It is highly recommended that you take Metro to Metro Center and exit using the 13th Street gate.
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Humanities Council of Washington, DC
The Humanities Council of Washington, DC (HCWDC) is a non-profit organization that provides grant support for community projects that enrich the lives of DC residents through the humanities disciplines. Additionally, HCWDC produces humanities programs, such as Soul of the City andLive to Read, with support from area non-profits, the NEH, and the DC government. The organization was founded in1980 as a private affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), and is one of 56 similar institutionslocated in each U.S. state and territory.
HCWDC is governed by a 25 person board of directors, 5 of whom are appointed by the mayor. Working in conjunction with the Council’s small staff, these community leaders are dedicated to creating an environment, in all DC wards and neighborhoods, where residents can participate in open conversations about the humanities and how they reflect contemporary issues and challenges.
Though the HCWDC receives funding from the NEH, it relies heavily on generous support from donorspassionate about promoting the instructive and enriching influence of the humanities in the District of Columbia.