Sunday, October 7, 2012

PAST: HIGHLIGHTS: More Free Arts & Culture events this MON, Oct 7th Thanks to - a great site for DC, MD & VA events!

Here are some more great free arts and culture events from, a great online events resource from the Cultural Alliance of Greater Washington, which covers the DC metro area's amazing and vibrant arts scene. Find more upcoming free events and exhibitions on view in the DC metro area on the customized "Free in DC" Inside-Out page. Free events from CultureCapital listed below, organized by date and time. Please click through for more event details.

Monday, October 7th 

MLK at the Lincoln Memorial - Image source
Evening - Talk about Inspirational Speeches at UMD - College Park, MD
Abraham Lincoln and Martin Luther King Jr.'s speeches are separated by almost 100 years, yet they share a compelling similarity: both speeches make the seemingly impossible appear not only possible but desirable. We'll hear from Steven D. Cohen, visiting assistant professor and managing director of UMD's Oral Communication Program, Maryland State Delegate Heather Mizeur, Elsa Barkley Brown, a UMD professor specializing in African American history and political culture, and Robert Lehrman, who has been the speechwriter for dozens of Democratic political figures including Vice President Al Gore and is author of The Political Speechwriter's Companion.
Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center
Stadium Drive on the campus of UMD - College Park, MD
Metro: College Park and take a bus or taxi

Evening - Panel Discussion at Ford's Theatre - Metro Center
Note: Due to the Government Shutdown's impact on Ford's Theatre this event has been relocated to the
Center for Education and Leadership at 514 10th St, NW
Free, however tickets are required. Tickets are available in person at the Ford's Theatre box office (free) or online at (Ticketmaster fees apply).

This panel discussion focuses on and draws lessons from three incidents connected to gender, sexual orientation, racial or cultural bias. Featuring Dave O'Malley (former Laramie sheriff during the Matthew Shepard murder investigation and trial); Billy Rowles (former Jasper sheriff during the James Byrd Jr. murder investigation and trial; and members of KhushDC.
New location: Center for Education and Leadership across the street at 514 10th St NW 
Ford's Theatre
511 10th St NW
Metro: Metro Center or you can also walk easily from Gallery Pl - Chinatown 9th St exit

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