August 12, Wednesday, 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Film: Underground Railroad: The William Still Story (2012; 60 min.) Closed captioned
This PBS documentary examines the life of the humble Philadelphia clerk who risked his life shepherding runaway slaves to freedom in the tumultuous years leading up to the civil war. Still developed a complex network of abolitionists, sympathizers and safe houses that stretched from Philadelphia to what is now Southern Ontario, Canada. Discussion and Q&A with a museum educator follows the film. Call 202.633.4844 to register for this program.
August 13, Thursday, 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Talk: Community and Collection: Every Picture Tells a Story
Award winning ACM staff photographer, Susana Raab talks about her work researching and documenting east-of-the-river communities and describes how these communities and their inhabitants have changed over time. Call 202.633.4844 to register for this program.
August 15, Saturday, 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Talk: Community Forum: Claiming Our Place at the Table: Diversifying the Green Movement
Join a discussion to explore the traditional image of environmentalists. What are the assumptions made about communities of color in regards to environmental and sustainability issues? What is the truth behind such prejudgments? Do minorities feel represented? Is there a lack of trust between traditional environmentalists and communities of color? How do these communities define environmentalism and their relationship to urban waterways and their environs? What steps have been taken to make the table more inclusive? Panelists include Dennis Chesnut, Groundwork Anacostia, Vernice Miller-Travis, SKEO Solutions and others. Call 202.633.4844 to register for this program. Visit anacostia.si.edu for the schedule for the free shuttle Anacostia.
Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum is located at 1901 Fort Place SE.