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January 2018





Chat With Isabel Sawhill 
January 14th 1pm - 3pm 

3150 South Street NW

This month’s Chat With speaker is long-time GV member Isabel Sawhill, senior fellow at The Brookings Institute. Isabel will be discussing her latest book, Generation Unbound: Drifting Into Sex and Parenthood Without Marriage.  

Attendance is limited to the first 20 people who sign up, if you are interested in attending please contact the office to make your reservation early.




Guided Tour of Duke Ellington School of the Arts
Jan 23rd @ 2 pm 
3500 R Street NW 

During this two hour guided tour, we will have the opportunity to view the Museum Studies department’s exhibition and possibly get a sneak peek at the set up and tech for the Vocal Music and Instrumental Music departments’ joint performance scheduled for that evening. We might even get a glimpse of the rehearsal too. RSVP by calling or emailing the office by January 19.


The Sympathizer


Book Discussion: The Sympathizer 

January 15th @ 10:30 am
3139 N Street NW

Set as the flashback in a coerced confession of a political prisoner, the book tells the story of the South Vietnamese Government in 1975 and subsequent events in American exile in Los Angeles, through the eyes of a half-Vietnamese, half-French undercover communist agent. The spy remains unnamed throughout the novel from the fall of Saigon, to refugee camps and relocation in Los Angeles, to his time as a film consultant in the Philippines, and finally to his return and subsequent imprisonment in Vietnam.  A Vietnamese reviewer noted that, finally, Americans have a chance to gain a new perspective on the war, one that is in contrast to the one provided by Hollywood myth-makers.





Sovereignty

January 31, 2018 at 12:00 PM at Arena Stage, 1101 6th St SW

Some wounds refuse to heal. Mary Kathryn Nagle’s daring new work, which debuts as the fourth production in Arena Stage’s Power Plays initiative, travels the intersections of personal and political truths, historic and present struggles. Sarah Ridge Polson, a young Cherokee lawyer fighting to restore her Nation’s jurisdiction, must confront the ever-present ghosts of her grandfathers. With shadows stretching from 1830s Cherokee Nation (now present-day Georgia) and Andrew Jackson’s White House to the Cherokee Nation in present-day Oklahoma, Sovereignty asks how high the flames of anger can rise before they ultimately consume the truth

Tickets are limited, please call the Georgetown Village office at 202-999-8988 to reserve your seat.








February 2018





" Quite A Life! From Defeat to Defeat...and Back" 
Author: Carol Schwartz 
February 8th at  6:00 pm at Christ Church 
3116 O Street, NW

An Independent and always a straight-shooter, Carol talks about her life with characteristic candor and her opinions with unbridled honesty—and usually with humor. As Carol says, “If you want someone to give you a sugar-coated synopsis of a life, go elsewhere. But if you want an outspoken personal autobiography—with pictures galore—that also talks about the history of D.C. since Home Rule, gives you behind-the-scenes accounts of chaotic campaigns, as well as the inner-workings of government—all rolled together—come on this ride with me.” It’s a journey of wins and defeats, and coming back with hope.

 









Book Discussion: Mukiwa: A White Boy in Africa by Peter Godwin

February 19th @ 10:15 am
3315 Q Street NW

With humor, portent and melancholy, Godwin (Rhodesians Never Die) recreates his 1960s youth in white Rhodesia. The son of relatively liberal whites, Godwin, through family servants, gained a sense of black African culture, language and religion.  His mother, a doctor, helped African women with contraception; Godwin, in one of his wistful flash-forwards, observes that after the country became Zimbabwe, the government saw family planning as racist-but women in this still patriarchal society mutinied.  






March 2018


The Great Society

February 14, 2018 at 12:00 PM at Arena Stage, 1101 6th St SW


In its D.C. premiere, The Great Society brings the second half of Schenkkan’s epic story to its harrowing conclusion. As America is divided by civil rights protests and the anguish of the Vietnam War, LBJ struggles to maintain his relationship with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., keep his political opponents in check and complete a raft of impossibly ambitious social policy projects. Jack Willis reprises his “stunning performance” (Broadway World) in this political thrill ride that explores the America of our past to better understand the America of today.

Tickets are limited, please call the Georgetown Village office at 202-999-8988 to reserve your seat.










Hold These Truths 

March 27, 2018 at 12:00 PM at Arena Stage, 1101 6th St SW


Reeling from the surprise attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941, and driven by fear and prejudice, America placed its own citizens of Japanese ancestry in internment camps. A play for our times, Hold These Truths tells the true story of Gordon Hirabayashi, the American son of Japanese immigrants who defied an unjust court order to uphold the values on which America was founded. Filled with hope and buoyed by unquenchable patriotism, Hirabayashi’s unflinching defiance will leave you cheering the strength of the individual and his dedication to his own unalienable rights.

Tickets are limited, please call the Georgetown Village office at 202-999-8988 to reserve your seat.