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All Public Events for August 2015


Legacy of Fannie Lou Hamer

August 5, 2015, 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Robin Hamilton discusses her film "This Little Light of Mine: The Legacy of Fannie Lou Hamer," a documentary short that explores the life of an impoverished sharecropper.
Location: Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital, 921 Pennsylvania Avenue, S.E., Washington, DC 20003
Contact: (202) 707-1743



Visions of Liberty

August 3, 2015, 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.
Photographer Bob Adelman and former ACLU President Ira Glasser discuss the photos and themes from their book, "Visions of Liberty."
Location: Mumford, Sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-4642

Kluge Blumberg Dialogue

August 6, 2015, 4 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Part three of the Kluge Centers Blumberg Dialogues in Astrobiology convenes scientists, social scientists, humanities scholars and writers from across the country and around the world to investigate the intersection of astrobiology research with humanistic and societal concerns,
Location: Kluge Center Meeting Room, First floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0213

Poetry of Everyday Life

August 20, 2015, 4 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Steve Zeitlin, director of City Lore in New York City, presents "The Poetry of Everyday Life," followed by a screening and discussion of the films "Boom: The Erie Canal" and "The Grand Generation" with Paul Wagner of Paul Wagner Films.
Location: Mumford, Sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-1743


Round Table

Teaching the Civil Rights Movement

August 6, 2015, Noon - 1 p.m.
Emilye Crosby, professor of history and coordinator of Black Studies at SUNY Geneseo, leads a discussion on "Teaching the Civil Rights Movement from the Bottom-Up Fifty Years After the Voting rights Act."
Location: Mumford, Sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-1743



Public Tours of the Jefferson Building

Monday to Saturday: 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m., and 3:30 p.m. (no 12:30 p.m. or 3:30 p.m. tour on Saturdays)
Location: Ground Floor Visitors' Theater.
Contact: (202) 707-8000