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DC’s Best Inclusion & Diversity Resources

Today we honor Martin Luther King Jr. and the continued fight for racial equality. And on this day, Quorum’s I&D Council is launching Path For Progress to help kickstart I&D programs across DC. Learn more.

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“Prepare to participate”

Smithsonian Anacostia Museum curator Samir Meghelli remembers Martin Luther King, Jr.’s grand 1967 parade through Shaw, supporting a call for inclusive urban development “with, by, and for the people who live there.”

 

Not just MLK

The day is named for one man, but the civil rights movement was defined by its multiplicity of heroes. One of those, J. Charles Jones, just died, almost 80 years after walking the length of the Beltway to protest housing segregation. The Freedom Rider also organized sit-ins at segregated lunch counters in Charlotte.

Archives remembers not to forget

The National Archives blurred anti-Trump language from several photos used in promotional materials for a Women’s March promotion, prompting stern backlash and a quick apology.  

 

Also || Hyattsville could allow backyard chickens, “fat cyclists”, planning ahead: restricting development in 2100 floodplain

MLK Day: Day of Service

And help to clean up our very own Rock Creek! Don’t forget to dress appropriately for the weather (layers) and bring water. (10am)

 

MLK Day Parade

The parade starts on MLK Ave SE at 11 am and goes to St. Elizabeth's. 

 

Profs and Pints: Turmoil in South America

Need to play catchup? Fulton Armstrong, research fellow at American University’s center for Latin American studies/former adviser to Senate Foreign Relations walks you through recent history. (6pm)


Also || MLK Jr. service event with City Year | MLK weekend of service | spanish language immersion

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