To try and “capture a city in perpetual motion” requires a keen and curious eye, and Jason Polan, an illustrator who died on Monday, had two of the keenest, kindest ones. He was known for sketching “Every Person in New York,” in which he set out to draw the titular goal (and got to about 30,000). Embrace the streets and its citizens as he did.
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Errata: Placemaking at HBCUs
[we listed this for yesterday, but it’s today!] The Architects Foundation gathers at the Octagon to talk about how architecture and design can create a supportive environment at the schools that produce almost one in five African-American college graduates. (5:30pm)
Looking ahead: Whitelaw’s 100th
For those who have snickered at the name, turns out the Whitelaw Hotel was actually Good. Celebrate the 100th anniversary of the historic hotel that hosted Duke Ellington, Langston Hughes, and several black organizations during the Jim Crow era, with a moderated panel discussion. (February 6)
Reminders from the Weekly Scheduler
Attend a screening of “Guest House,” a documentary following the stories of three women reacclimating to life at Friends of Guest House, the Alexandria residential program that helps women reenter the community after incarceration and opioid addiction. A Q&A with Hannah Dweck, a co-director, will follow. (7pm)
Join the Right Care Alliance DC for a forum (the first in a series) examining each major Democratic candidate’s vision and plan for fixing the American healthcare system. (6:30pm)
Author and illustrator Robin Ha talks about her Almost American Girl, about moving from Korea to America as a child, at East City Bookshop. (6:30 pm)