September 26, 2018
Library of Congress
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Friends in Washington DC, please join CTMD for three special events:
Since ’68: Cultural Organizations, Programming, Documentation and Community Enrichment in New York, Kentucky and Washington, DC
Monday, September 24, 1-4:30pm
Whittall Pavilion, Jefferson Building
The Library of Congress, Washington, DC
CTMD co-founders Ethel Raim and Martin Koenig join CTMD Executive Director Pete Rushefsky with the American Folklife Center’s Director of Research John Fenn for a conversation about CTMD’s 50 years of work as advocates for the traditional arts of immigrant communities in New York City. The panel discussion includes presentations by the media arts organization Appalshop, whose founders are also celebrating their 50th anniversary of cultural work and by activists associated with DC’s Drum and Spear Bookstore, a hub for the black consciousness and civil rights activism. The symposium is free to all attendees, but please note that seating is limited.
NEA National Heritage Fellowship Awards
September 26-28, 2018
CTMD is honored to announce that our co-founder and artistic director emeritus Ethel Raim will be receiving the 2018 Bess Lomax Hawes National Heritage Fellowship during a week of celebrations in Washington DC this month. Other NEA honorees this year include pioneering Texas R&B guitarist Barbara Lynn, Palestinian embroiderer Feryal Abbasi-Ghnaim, and Rodeo tailor Manuel Cuevas, among others. You can read more about the Fellows here. Congratulations to Ethel on this well deserved award!
NEA National Heritage Fellowships Awards Ceremony: Wednesday, September 26 at 5:30pm at the Library of Congress’s Thomas Jefferson Building at 10 First Street SE in Washington, DC. Free and open to the public.
NEA National Heritage Fellowships Concert: Friday, September 28, 2018 at 8:00pm at Sidney Harman Hall at 610 F Street NW in Washington, DC. The concert will also be webcast live at arts.gov. This event is free, but reservations are required. Click here to reserve tickets.