Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Free cultural events for the week beginning Thursday, August 29

Although the list is limited this week, it is enriched by films of Jonas Mekas, the godfather of American avant-garde film maker who died at age 96.

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I'VE JUST LEARNED OF TWO OUTSTANDING FREE EVENTS THAT MUST BE RESERVED IN ADVANCE.  THE TIMELY TOPICS ARE LISTED AT THE END OF THE LISTING OF THIS WEEK'S EVENTS.  GOOD LUCK IN GETTING A RESERVATION FOR THE EVENTS IN THIS BEAUTIFUL VENUE.
August
Thursday, 29
Author Talk: Kelli Harding – The Rabbit Effect: Live longer, happier and healthier with the groundbreaking science of kindness – Politics and Prose – 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. – 7 PM

Friday, 30
Author Talk:  Christopher Leonard - Kochland : The secret history of Koch industries and corporate power in America – P and P – 7 PM

Saturday, 31
Film:  Jonas Mekas - Sleepless Night Stories - A stroll with Mekas thrrough New Yo;rk Nights - 2011 1 hour 54 minutes - East Building National Gallery of Art - 2PM

September
Sunday, 1
Films:  Jonas Mekas - Notes on an American Film Maker at Work - Martin Scorsese - Noon
Jonas Mekas - Out-takes from The Life of a Happy Man - 2PM
Hyenas - Outstanding African film looking at materialism in the west. - 1992 - 110 minutes

All at the National Gallery of Art - East Building

Monday, 2
It's no day off for museum workers.

Tuesday, 3
Author Talk:  Bina Venkataraman - The Optimists Telescope: Thinking ahead in a restless age  with Anne Marie Slaughter– PNP – 7 PM

Wednesday,  4
Authors Talk:  Sarah Hurwitz with Dana Bash – Here All Along: Finding meaning, spirituality and deeper connection to life in Judaism... after finally choosing to look there – PNP – 7 PM


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  • Denis McDonough is an executive fellow of the Keough School’s Global Policy Initiative at the University of Notre Dame and former White House chief of staff to President Barack Obama.
  • Carlos Curbelo is a Republican leader on immigration issues, a former member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Miami, Florida, and was a resident fellow at the Harvard Institute of Politics for the spring 2019 semester.
  • Aryah Somers Landsberger is the vice president of programs at Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees; an experienced litigator and advocate for unaccompanied minors; and co-author of the UNHCR’s “Children on the Run” report on the root causes of migration.
  • Mizraim Belman Guerrero (SFS’20) is a DACA recipient, a youth delegate for the Global Compact for Migration with the United Nations in 2018, and a culture and politics major at Georgetown University.
Maura Policelli, executive director of the Keough School of Global Affairs Washington Office, will open the dialogue. John Carr, director of the Initiative on Catholic Social Thought and Public Life, will moderate the conversation.
Upcoming Dialogue
September 16, 2019 | 5:00 p.m. 
A Conversation with Sister Helen Prejean, C.S.J.
The Initiative is delighted to be co-sponsoring this conversation with Sr. Helen Prejean, C.S.J., on her new book, River of Fire. Sister Helen's new spiritual biography is receiving impressive reviews and is especially timely in light of recent proposals to reinstate the federal death penalty. Space is limited; please RSVP here.
The Initiative on Catholic Social Thought and Public Life
Maguire Hall 208, Georgetown University
37th & O Stre


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