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Query: Developing new course on social justice in DC - Cornell University

Hi all,

I'm developing a seminar for the spring on social justice in Washington, DC, for Cornell in Washington's Urban Scholars Program. The course is more focused on the present than the past, but CIW's Associate Director is a fellow historian & is more than happy for me to build in plenty of historical context & landscaping.

Old Georgetown Board - Preliminary List of Cases for November 6 2014


Please find below the preliminary agenda of the Georgetown Historic District cases received and expected to be reviewed at the next meeting of the Old Georgetown Board, U.S. Commission of Fine Arts. The final agenda will be posted on the Friday prior to the meeting at the Commission of Fine Arts website, http://www.cfa.gov/meetings/recent.html . For more information, please see www.cfa.gov or phone the CFA staff at 202-504-2200.



Lincoln Group of the District of Columbia Fall symposium "The Election of 1864".

The Lincoln Group of the District of Columbia is proud to announce our Fall symposium "The Election of 1864". Our lineup of speakers are nationally acclaimed for their expertise on this subject.  They are excellent speakers, who engage the audience interactively.  A panel discussion will be at the end of the day, as well as an opportunity to have your books signed. 
The symposium will be held in the ceremonial courtroom at the E.

Exhibition Opening Reception - 30 Years of "Shaping the City" Cartoons by Roger K. Lewis, FAIA

Exhibition Opening Reception - 30 Years of "Shaping the City" Cartoons by Roger K. Lewis, FAIA

29 October 2014
6:00PM - 7:30PM


District Architecture Center
421 7th Street NW
Washington, DC 20004

Free. Registration required.