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Solas Nua’s THE FREDERICK DOUGLASS PROJECT at The Yards Marina

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Solas Nua, the DC-based organization bringing Irish contemporary arts state-side, has gone back two hundred years to find inspiration for its upcoming production, The Frederick Douglass Project. Commissioned to commemorate Douglass’ bicentennial, the production explores the abolitionist and leader’s 1845 visit to Ireland.

Non-historians and historians alike may be surprised to learn about this piece of the Douglass story, but it is unquestionably one of the most significant chapters in his life. On the heels of the publication of his autobiography, Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, Douglass traveled to Europe, spending six months touring Ireland in what would turn out to be the early days of the “Great Hunger” (1845-1849).

It was in Ireland that Douglass would come into his own, hone his skills as orator and leader, free from the constant fear of retribution, which he lived under in the United States. Douglass would write to William Lloyd Garrison that in Ireland, he was “not treated as a color, but as a man”. Inspired by the words of those advocating for Catholic Emancipation in Ireland, particularly Arthur O’Connor and Daniel O’Connell, Douglass grew to appreciate the power of language and vocabulary in the struggle for human rights.

The Frederick Douglass Project explores this unique period in Douglass’ life through the work of two esteemed playwrights, Psalmayene 24 (“An Eloquent Fugitive Slave Flees to Ireland”) and Deirdre Kinahan (“Wild Notes”), and through the blending of both African American and Irish cultures. For Psalmayene 24, this project is about more than the retelling of history. It is about busting open the box, both figuratively and literally. Leaving behind the well-known image of Douglass as a white-haired statesman

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An Event to Empower our Children

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In a question and answer format, Wes Moore and Maureen Bunyan will guide an engaging and compassionate conversation:
1. How can you be a good parent, have a career and stay healthy when you don’t have a partner to pick up the slack?
2. How do you connect with a child when you can’t always be there?
3. How do you equip your child with the tools required for successful outcomes in spite of internal or external obstacles?

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DC Sail Program || New Summer Program for Youth With Learning Differences

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Looking for a fun afterschool program for your teenager?

Sign up for Brendan Sailing’s new after school program in Southeast DC, serving youth with a wide range of learning differences (Dyslexia, APD, ADHD, etc.) how to sail in an individualized learning environment, using sailing as a foundation for building life skills, self-confidence, and social ability.

We never turn down a child for financial reasons, click the link below to start the registration or scholarship application process!

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eventsDC Presents The Goodman League Tournament of Champions @ The “NEW” Wizards & Mystics Facility Anacostia | Saturday, 22nd 2018 (2:30 pm)

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