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January 22, 2015
7:00pm - 8:30pm EST
(UTC -5hrs)
Washington, District of Columbia
United States

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2300- Sixth St NW
Washington, District of Columbia, 20059
United States
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Jones-Haywood Dance School

Established as the jones-haywood School of Ballet by dance pioneers doris W. jones and Claire H.Haywood, Jones-Haywood Dance School (JHDS) as it is known today, was founded to give minority children an opportunity to study classical ballet at a time when opportunties for them were limited. the School was incorporated as a non-profit in 2007. Today, JHDS remains steadfast in its tradition of service and commitment to the children of Washington, offering classical, tap and contemporary dance training, as well as, choreographic and performance opportunities. Legendary Alumni include: Chita rivera, Renee Robinson, Hinton Battle, to name a few.

Malcolm X Drummers and Dancers

The MalcolmX Drummers and Dancers have been performing in the Washington, DC metropolitan area for over 20 years. They are connected to the cultural pulse of the city performing for Mayoral Events, The DC Office of Arts and Humanities, The Lincoln Theater and the Poet Laureate , as well as a host of historical and cultural events with schools, universities, churches and private individuals and organizations.

Cherie Ward

Cherie Ward was born in Philadelphia, PA and relocated to Washington, DC to pursue her education. Recieving her BA from Howard University in Broadcast Journalism, she spent 20 years as a producer working for network affiliates, the District of Columbia Government and Black Entertainment Television. A former English Teacher in the District of Columbia Public Schools, Adjunct Professor for Trinity College, Ward would like to continue her research producing educational media for children with special needs. She has created, "Lumumba's Playground," an educational chidren's television program, and "Laughing and Learning with Languagege," a literacy program which is multicultural and interdisciplinary fusing Science, Technology, Engineering, Reading, Arts, Math. It is considered as a STREAM of exitement while learning.

Dr. Gary Harris

Gary L. Harris, Ph.D., P.E. received his doctorate, master’s, and BSEE degrees from Cornell University in Electrical Engineering-Electro-Physics in 1980, 1976, and 1975, respectively. Currently, he is a Professor of Electrical Engineering and the Director of the Howard Nanoscale Science and Engineering Facility in the College of Engineering, Architecture, and Computer Science at Howard University. Dr. Harris also serves as Director of the National Nanotechnology Infrastructure Network (NNIN) at Howard and had previously held the position of Associate Vice President for Research from March 1995 to October 2000.

Dr. Greg Carr

Professor Carr received his Ph.D. from Temple University. His academic specialties are in Africana Studies normative theory, Africana intellectual history, classical African history and African-American nationalism. His research interest includes pan-African historiography. Select publications include: Towards an Intellectual History of Africana Studies: Genealogy and Normative Theory (Durham, NC: Carolina Academic Press, 2007), and You Don‘t Call the Kittens Biscuits: Disciplinary Africana Studies and The Study of Malcolm X (Durham, NC: Carolina Academic Press, 2007). As the School District of Philadelphia‘s First Resident Scholar on Race and Culture (1999-2000), Dr. Carr edited and wrote the majority of lesson chapters as well as led a team of academics and educational policymakers in the design of the curriculum framework for the African-American History course now required for public high school students in Philadelphia.

Dr. Jame Lindesay

James Lindesay, Ph.D., was born in Kansas City, Kansas, where he attended Douglass Elementary School, Northeast Junior High School, Sumner High School (Science Club member), and the Kansas City Kansas Community College (see KCK Teachers). He received his SB in physics from MIT (see MIT curriculum), where he did research in scattering theory with Francis Low, helped design and build drift chambers with Ulritch Becker and Samuel C.C. Ting, and wrote a (published) thesis on macroscopic quantum fluids working with Harry Morrison. He received his MS from StanfordUniversity (see Stanford curriculum) while studying the phenomenology of photo-production of hadrons with Stan Brodsky. He received his PhD developing the theory for few particle relativistic dynamics working with H. Pierre Noyes at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC).

Muriel Janette Logan

Life gets better as she gets older. Muriel Logan has maximized every minute of her ninety-one years by being a constant learner, a caring and skillful educator, and a person who gives more than she receives. She is a world traveler, and a dedicated church member. She has gone from being part of the fountain pen generation to working to master her I-Pad. She was in a loving marriage for fifty-two years and has one son. In becoming proficient with technology, she has input her family history and her cookbook into a computer. In addition to her personal computing, she does the minutes and agendas for the seniors at her church. She is not afraid to ask for help if her machines do not do what she wants them to do. Her motto is “Live Life to the Fullest” because this is not a dress parade.

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