This graphic ranks states’ populations relative to each other each decade since 1920. On the whole, states in the South and West have grown while the Midwest and Northeast have seen decreases. Maryland is the only state in the Northeast to have increased in rank since 1920, begging the age-old question… is Maryland in the south? While DC was the 43rd most populous ‘state’ in 1920, this is the first time DC has increased its population rank since 1950—we're now above Vermont and Wyoming.
“Am I altering your aura, your ideas, your dreams,
or am I merely moving you to temporary and reactive action?”
Washington Project for the Arts and Artsy present Washington Project for the Arts’ 40th Annual Collectors’ Night Benefit Auction to foster a platform for artist-driven projects and dialogue. This year’s theme is “Am I Altering Your Aura,” inspired by poet Audre Lorde, featuring 194 artworks by 96 artists from the DC area and beyond. Bidding is open until May 20th at 6:30 ET.
And you thought book talks were stuffy: Mahogany Books presents Women’s March co-organizer Tamika Malllory, with a star-studded event lineup including April Ryan and Emily Ratajkowski; the book’s introductions (two!) are from Cardi B and Angela Davis. (6:45 pm)
Shake loose through creative writing muscles with some visual art-based prompts (10 am) or stick around for creative writing hour. (5 pm)
“Less than 19% of Wikipedia biographies in English represent women, and less than 10% of Wikipedia editors identify as women. There are considerable gaps on Wikipedia related to Asian Pacific American history as well as topics about transgender and nonbinary people. You can help correct these imbalances by contributing to Wikipedia.” (4 pm)
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