Art All Night – Mount Pleasant

When: September 29, 2023 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Where: Mount Pleasant Neighborhood Library, 3160 16th Street Northwest Washington, DC, 20010

On Friday September 29, join the Humanities Truck for Art All Night in Mount Pleasant. We’ll be with Mount Pleasant

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Celebrate Petworth 2023

When: September 23, 2023 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Where: Humanities Truck, 800 Block of Upshur St NW

Celebrate the 9th annual Celebrate Petworth with the Humanities Truck! Parked on the 800 block of Uspshur St NW, Celebrate

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Adams Morgan Day 2023

When: September 10, 2023 @ 12:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Where: Humanities Truck, 18th St NW and Belmont Rd NW

Celebrate Adams Morgan Day 2023 with the Humanities Truck! Parked on 18th and Belmont, we’ll be highlighting the history of

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“Preserving the Picket Line”

When: March 20, 2023 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Where: Au Quad in front of Bender Library

Join graduate students from Public History Practicum and the Humanities Truck for an event that aims to collect and preserve

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DC History Conference 2023

When: March 25, 2023 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Where: Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, 901 G St NW, Washington, DC 20001

The Humanities Truck team will be attending the DC History Conference hosting a table where we will talk about what

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Lunar New Year Celebration

When: January 23, 2023 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Where: In Front of The Wah Luck House, 800 6th St NW, Washington, DC, 20001

Partnering with the 1882 Foundation, the Humanities Truck parked outside of the Wah Luck house with a makers space exhibit

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Celebrate Petworth 2022

When: September 18, 2022 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

On September 18th, the Humanities Truck will be parked at the corner of 8th and Upshur, creating space for event

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Adams Morgan Day

When: September 11, 2022 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Where: Adams Morgan Neighborhood

On September 11th, 2022 the Humanities Truck will be parked in front of the Line Hotel, hosting a joint exhibit

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Homes Not Sweeps: Movie Screening and Speakers

When: September 8, 2022 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Where: American University Woods Brown Ampitheater, 4400 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC, 20016

In partnership with the National Coalition for the Homeless, The National Homelessness Law Center, and American University, the Humanities Truck

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Remembering the Battle of Fort Stevens

When: July 16, 2022 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Where: Fort Stevens, 13th and Quackenbos NW, Washington DC, DC 20011

The 158th Battle of Fort Stevens Commemoration will be in-person this year. Saturday, July 16, 2022 (10am – 2pm) at

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Pride Is: An Exploration and Celebration of Pride: Past, Present, and Future written over a rainbow background

Pride 2022: Pride Is _______

When: June 12, 2022 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Where: Intersection of 6th and D Streets, NW

What does Pride mean to you? Share and explore answers to that question on June 12, 2022 with the Humanities

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Community Pop-up Ward 4

When: June 12, 2022 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Where: 5001 Georgia Ave. NW

Join the Drug Policy Alliance, Harriet’s Wildest Dreams, #DecrimPovertyDC, and project fellow Laura Sislen for this community pop-up in Ward

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Community Pop-up Ward 8

When: June 11, 2022 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Where: Between Martin Luther King Jr. Ave SE and Malcolm X Ave SE (near the Popeyes)

Join the Drug Policy Alliance, Harriet’s Wildest Dreams, #DecrimPovertyDC, and project fellow Laura Sislen for this community pop-up in Ward

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Watch Me Grow Series

When: May 22, 2022 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Where: Temperance Alley — Community Garden, Garden Space between 12th, 13th, U St., and T St. NW, Washington, DC

Join HIPS, Ward 1 Mutual Aid, The Chosen Few, and The AU Humanities Truck plus other community partner organizations for

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DC History Conference (DCHC) 2022

When: April 1, 2022 @ 11:00 am – 3:30 pm
Where: Martin Luther King Jr. Library, 901 G Street NW Washington, DC 20001

The DC History Conference is an interdisciplinary, community conference considering the past, present, and future of the District. The conference

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9th Annual Homeless Memorial Vigil

When: December 20, 2021 @ 5:00 pm – 11:45 pm
Where: Luther Place Memorial Church, 1226 Vermont Avenue Northwest Washington, DC 20005

This event will memorialize neighbors we have lost, and honor those who are healing from the harms caused by racial

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Fall Family Safety Fair w/ HIPS

When: November 19, 2021 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Where: Westminster Presbyterian Church, 400 I street, SW

Games, family-friendly outdoor films, cider, and fall treats, as well as Naloxone and Naloxone training by certified trainers and information

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Celebrate Petworth

When: September 25, 2021 @ 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Where: 9th and Upshur St. NW.

Find us at Celebrate Petworth on 9th and Upshur St. NW.  Bring photos and stories of celebrations in the neighborhood

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Adams Morgan Day 2021

When: September 12, 2021 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Where: Adams Morgan

From the Adams Morgan Day website: “For over 40 years, Adams Morgan Day has been a family-friendly celebration with music,

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Working in DC

When: September 6, 2021 @ 6:00 pm – 10:15 pm
Where: Black Lives Matter Plaza

The Labor Heritage Foundation and the AFL-CIO present a 3 weekend-long musical performance of Working in DC, a public celebration

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Indigenous Peoples’ Day

When: October 17, 2020 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Where: Malcom X Park, 15th and W

October 12 is celebrated in Washington, DC, and many other cities, states / provinces, and countries in the World as

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Oral History Association Annual Meeting

When: October 19, 2020 @ 11:00 am – October 24, 2020 @ 5:00 pm
Where: Second Life OHA Island

The Humanities Truck will be at the Oral History Association’s annual meeting. See us at the Oral History Association island

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Mid-Autumn Moon Festival Delivery

When: September 23, 2020 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Where: Wah Luck House

Happy (and early) Mid-Autumn Festival! In partnership with the 1882 Foundation, AARP-DC, the Organization of Chinese American Women (OCAW), Chinese

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Adams Morgan Day

When: September 13, 2020 @ 11:00 am – 8:00 pm
Where: Kalorama Park, Adams Morgan, Washington D.C.

The Humanities Truck will be spotlighting the history and culture of Adams Morgan neighborhood, displaying Nancy Shia’s photography exhibit, and

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Capital Pride Parade

When: June 13, 2020 @ 4:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Join the Humanities Truck as we take part in the 2020 Capital Pride Parade. Check back soon for more details!

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African Liberation Day

When: May 23, 2020 @ 12:00 pm – May 24, 2020 @ 5:00 pm

Collaborating with Pan-African Roots, a group of AU’s Public History students is conducting a project to document the history of

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When: April 11, 2020 @ 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Humanities Truck fellow Benjamin Stokes will bring his “Two Interactive Listening Pilots” project and storytelling system to PorchFest in April.

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Rooting DC Conference

When: February 29, 2020 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Join us at the Rooting DC Conference this Saturday at Ron Brown College Preparatory High School for an opportunity to

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DC Afro-Latinos in Action

When: February 20, 2020 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

The DC Afro-Latino Caucus alongside American University would like to invite you to this panel in celebration of Black History

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Celebrate Petworth

When: September 14, 2019 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

The Humanities Truck will be taking part in Celebrate Petworth, a community festival of musical performances, storytelling, local food, and

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Art All Night- Tenleytown

When: September 14, 2019 @ 7:00 pm – 11:59 pm

The Humanities Truck will make an appearance at Art All Night in Tenleytown, at Citizen Heights Church, located at 4100

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Adams Morgan Day 2019

When: September 8, 2019 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Join us at Adams Morgan Day 2019 to learn more about the history of this DC neighborhood! Together with the

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When: June 9, 2019 @ 2:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Where: Smithsonian American Art Museum, F Street

The Humanities Truck and the Smithsonian American Art Museum (SAAM) invite the Pride community to join us to reflect and

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Downtown Displaced

When: May 20, 2019 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Where: 1317 G St NW, Washington, DC 20005

When you envision downtown DC, what do you picture? What sounds do you hear? Who is passing you on the

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Invisible Hands: Jornaleros/ Manos Invisibles

When: April 19, 2019 @ 7:30 am – 11:30 am
Where: Home Depot, 901 Rhode Island Ave NE, Washington DC 20018

Invisible Hands: Jornaleros/Manos Invisibles: Day Laborers is a group exhibition of ten day laborers who photographed their own everyday lives

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Site of Imagination: The Park & Shop in Cleveland Park

When: April 27, 2019 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Where: Cleveland Park Farmers Market, West side sidewalk of Connecticut Avenue between Newark Street and the Uptown Theater

A neighborhood landmark, the Park & Shop is viewed as innovative by some and outdated by others. Join the Humanities

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Humanities Truck at the DC History Conference

AU Scholars Exhibition

When: April 13, 2019 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Where: AU Quad, 4400 Massachusetts Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20016

Two classes from the AU Scholars Program are using the Humanities Truck on Saturday, April 13th. Come check out these

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Shepherd Park: History & Community

When: April 14, 2019 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Where: Juanita Thornton/Shepherd Park Library, 7420 Georgia Ave NW, Washington DC, 20012

Come together on Sunday, April 14 from 2-5pm at the Shepherd Park Library for Shepherd Park: History and Community. Neighbors

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Class of 1968

Class of 1968

When: October 19, 2018 all-day
Where: AU Quad

As part of the Golden Eagles Reunion, the Humanities Truck will partner with the American University archives to present the

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Por Primera Vez

Humanities Truck Movie Night

When: October 2, 2018 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Where: AU Quad, 4400 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC 20016

The AU Scholars will host a Humanities Truck Movie Night on campus, behind the Kay Spiritual Life Center. First to

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Humanities Truck photo by Ted Chaffman

Adams Morgan Day 2018

When: September 9, 2018 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Where: Adams Morgan, 18th Street and Belmont Street, Washington, DC 20009

To celebrate the festival anniversary, DC Public Library has also collaborated with Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum and American University to

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