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Dyllón Burnside and Darnell Moore in The Family Room

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Metropolitan African Methodist Episcopal Church

1518 M St NW

Washington, DC 20005

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The Family Room presents Darnell Moore, critically-acclaimed author and brilliant actor and activist Dyllón Burnside of Pose on FX.

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The Family Room is honored to host a conversation with Darnell Moore, critically-acclaimed author of No Ashes in the Fire and celebrated actor and activist, Dyllón Burnside of Pose on FX.

Together, Darnell and Dyllón will unpack what it means to remove limitations around Black identity and as we invite their frank dialogue on what it means to be both Black and LGBTQ in America today.

We are grateful that each purchased ticket is a donation to Metropolitan AME Church and will help with the preservation of this important, historic institution. It will also support the continued growth of The Family Room conversation series.

Thursday, February 27, 2020

Doors Open at 5:30 pm; $40 / $20 for students with valid ID

Location: Metropolitan AME Church 1518 M Street NW, Washington, DC 20005

About The Family Room

The Family Room is a new conversation series, which marries our past with our future. Hosted at the historic Metropolitan AME Church in downtown Washington, DC, The Family Room is a familial space where ideas are ignited and healing happens through action-oriented, thought-provoking dialogue. Thefamilyroomdc.org; Twitter: @TheFamilyRoomDC; Instagram: @TheFamilyRoomDC

About Metropolitan AME Church

Metropolitan African Methodist Episcopal Church is known as "The National Cathedral of African Methodism." Founded in 1838, Metropolitan was formed by two existing churches: Israel Bethel AME, founded in 1821, and Union Bethel AME, founded in 1838. Our ancestors thoughtfully bequeathed our ministry and location to us at the intersection of the history and the future of African Americans with the power corridors of the nation. We have been bearing witness to the sovereign God through praiseful worship, spreading the power of the gospel message to liberate the oppressed, and serving humanity since our founding. Ours is a Sankofa ministry with a theology of location—we are looking to our ancestral past while joyfully embracing the possibilities and challenges of the future. T

he church has been known in stature and influence, both locally and nationally, from anti-slavery leadership, to AIDS education and voter registration projects today. Featured speakers over the years have included Paul Laurence Dunbar, Ida B. Wells, Mary McLeod Bethune, Eleanor Roosevelt, Jesse Jackson and Bishop Desmond Tutu. Frederick Douglass attended and spoke regularly, and his funeral was held at Metropolitan in 1895.

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