Smithsonian's Anacostia Community Museum

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Today we recognize the Nacotchtank, Anacostan, Piscataway people, and their stolen ancestral land upon which the Anacost...
10/12/2021

Today we recognize the Nacotchtank, Anacostan, Piscataway people, and their stolen ancestral land upon which the Anacostia Community Museum resides.

Let’s take a moment to rethink our history and recognize the first and original inhabitants of the Americas.
➡️ http://s.si.edu/UnlearningColumbusDay

Today we recognize the Nacotchtank, Anacostan, Piscataway people, and their stolen ancestral land upon which the Anacostia Community Museum resides.

Let’s take a moment to rethink our history and recognize the first and original inhabitants of the Americas.
➡️ http://s.si.edu/UnlearningColumbusDay

🇸🇻 As Salvadorans grew to be the DC area’s largest immigrant population, they also increasingly left their imprint on th...
10/06/2021

🇸🇻 As Salvadorans grew to be the DC area’s largest immigrant population, they also increasingly left their imprint on the region’s food culture.

After emigrating from El Salvador, the Arbaiza family purchased and began operating El Gavilan market in D.C.'s Adams Morgan neighborhood in 1984. Originally opened in 1975, it was one of the city's earliest and longest-running grocers to cater specifically to the District’s growing Latinx community, as well as to African and Caribbean communities.

But, as DC’s Latinx population increasingly moved and was pushed out by gentrification in the 1990s + early 2000s, the Arbaiza family followed the wave to the suburbs, opening El Gavilan Grocery & Deli in Arlington and, in 2002, La Casita Pupuseria in Silver Spring. 🛒 Both locations served Salvadoran food and their specialty: pupusas.

One among many Salvadoran-owned food businesses in the region, La Casita Pupuseria now has locations in Gaithersburg and Germantown, MD, and at La Cosecha and Nationals Park in DC!

When we opened “Food for the People: Eating & Activism in Greater Washington”, the first people through the door were 95...
10/05/2021

When we opened “Food for the People: Eating & Activism in Greater Washington”, the first people through the door were 95-year-old Vivian Williams and several generations of family members.

As an activist working on food justice, Ms. Williams led boycotts and related efforts to hold local grocery stores accountable for their poor treatment of African American customers, their substandard food quality, and their discriminatory pricing tactics in African American neighborhoods.

Her story, and legacy, are worth remembering and honoring as DC experiences a renaissance of food justice organizing. 🥕 Read more about Vivian’s story in this write up via @WashingtonInformer: http://s.si.edu/FoodJusticeACM

📷: Photograph by Samir Meghelli, curator of “Food for the People.”

When we opened “Food for the People: Eating & Activism in Greater Washington”, the first people through the door were 95-year-old Vivian Williams and several generations of family members.

As an activist working on food justice, Ms. Williams led boycotts and related efforts to hold local grocery stores accountable for their poor treatment of African American customers, their substandard food quality, and their discriminatory pricing tactics in African American neighborhoods.

Her story, and legacy, are worth remembering and honoring as DC experiences a renaissance of food justice organizing. 🥕 Read more about Vivian’s story in this write up via @WashingtonInformer: http://s.si.edu/FoodJusticeACM

📷: Photograph by Samir Meghelli, curator of “Food for the People.”

✨Looking to make a change to your health, but can’t find the motivation? Join us and Dental Health Assistant, Keishona C...
10/05/2021

✨Looking to make a change to your health, but can’t find the motivation?

Join us and Dental Health Assistant, Keishona Cobb, as she shares how a major health scare lead her to make a much-needed change in her life.

She will share her special formula for overcoming obstacles this Thursday, October 7th at 2:30 PM EST.

✔️ RSVP, now: https://s.si.edu/OvercomingObstacles

✨Looking to make a change to your health, but can’t find the motivation?

Join us and Dental Health Assistant, Keishona Cobb, as she shares how a major health scare lead her to make a much-needed change in her life.

She will share her special formula for overcoming obstacles this Thursday, October 7th at 2:30 PM EST.

✔️ RSVP, now: https://s.si.edu/OvercomingObstacles

What does it mean for Latino migrants and immigrants to make a home in a U.S. city? Both struggle and triumph. / ¿Qué si...
10/01/2021

What does it mean for Latino migrants and immigrants to make a home in a U.S. city? Both struggle and triumph. / ¿Qué significa para los migrantes e inmigrantes latinos establecer su hogar en una ciudad estadounidense?

It’s Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Month and we’re putting the spotlight on our Gateways/Portales exhibition! #SmithsonianHHM

Through the gateways of social justice, community access, and public festivals, this 1954-2017 bilingual exhibition, curated by Ariana A. Curtis, explored the experiences of Latino migrants and immigrants in four U.S. metro areas: Washington DC, Baltimore, MD; Charlotte, NC; and Raleigh-Durham, NC.

Topics included:

✊🏽 Museums and social justice
📈 Population growth
🏛️ Immigration policy and Latinos in the south
🎊 Dominican salons and cultural festivals.

What does it mean for Latino migrants and immigrants to make a home in a U.S. city? Both struggle and triumph. / ¿Qué significa para los migrantes e inmigrantes latinos establecer su hogar en una ciudad estadounidense?

It’s Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Month and we’re putting the spotlight on our Gateways/Portales exhibition! #SmithsonianHHM

Through the gateways of social justice, community access, and public festivals, this 1954-2017 bilingual exhibition, curated by Ariana A. Curtis, explored the experiences of Latino migrants and immigrants in four U.S. metro areas: Washington DC, Baltimore, MD; Charlotte, NC; and Raleigh-Durham, NC.

Topics included:

✊🏽 Museums and social justice
📈 Population growth
🏛️ Immigration policy and Latinos in the south
🎊 Dominican salons and cultural festivals.

That’s a wrap! 👏🏾Thank you to everyone who attended our Stories for Change: Food Justice Edition series and big shoutout...
09/30/2021

That’s a wrap! 👏🏾

Thank you to everyone who attended our Stories for Change: Food Justice Edition series and big shoutout to our amazing speakers!

Through the eyes of seven community members, we were able to see a side of our food system we rarely see: the struggles and triumphs of everyday people trying to eat healthily, grow sustainably, and cook with passion in Greater Washington DC.

This series was coached and directed by a Grand Slam Champion of the Moth DC, Phill Branch. 🎥 REPLAYS: Check out our YouTube page for the event recordings! http://s.si.edu/EventReplaysACM

That’s a wrap! 👏🏾

Thank you to everyone who attended our Stories for Change: Food Justice Edition series and big shoutout to our amazing speakers!

Through the eyes of seven community members, we were able to see a side of our food system we rarely see: the struggles and triumphs of everyday people trying to eat healthily, grow sustainably, and cook with passion in Greater Washington DC.

This series was coached and directed by a Grand Slam Champion of the Moth DC, Phill Branch. 🎥 REPLAYS: Check out our YouTube page for the event recordings! http://s.si.edu/EventReplaysACM

🎙️TOMORROW: Join spoken word poet, Dwayne Lawson-Brown, for a guided writing exercise inviting you to explore your past ...
09/29/2021

🎙️TOMORROW: Join spoken word poet, Dwayne Lawson-Brown, for a guided writing exercise inviting you to explore your past and envision your future!

What challenges have you faced? How do you celebrate your victories?
Take time to pen pieces of your legacy in this interactive IG Live workshop. ➡️ https://s.si.edu/WriteToRemember

Dwayne Lawson-Brown a.k.a. The “Crochet Kingpin” is a DC native father, poet, educator, and CEO of The Crochet Network. He is one of the hosts of DC’s longest-running open mic series, SPIT DAT, as well as host captain for the Busboys and Poets 450K location. His work to increase HIV awareness through spoken word has garnered recognition from the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, BBC America, the discovery+, and Washington Post.

🎙️TOMORROW: Join spoken word poet, Dwayne Lawson-Brown, for a guided writing exercise inviting you to explore your past and envision your future!

What challenges have you faced? How do you celebrate your victories?
Take time to pen pieces of your legacy in this interactive IG Live workshop. ➡️ https://s.si.edu/WriteToRemember

Dwayne Lawson-Brown a.k.a. The “Crochet Kingpin” is a DC native father, poet, educator, and CEO of The Crochet Network. He is one of the hosts of DC’s longest-running open mic series, SPIT DAT, as well as host captain for the Busboys and Poets 450K location. His work to increase HIV awareness through spoken word has garnered recognition from the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, BBC America, the discovery+, and Washington Post.

“Every time a bag of lettuce is tossed aside, much more than spoiled produce goes out of the window,” says a report quot...
09/28/2021

“Every time a bag of lettuce is tossed aside, much more than spoiled produce goes out of the window,” says a report quoted from the NRDC 🥬

“It’s also a waste of labor, of vehicle miles, of water, of fertilizer. We’re wasting money, trashing resources and accelerating the changing of our climate.”

🥕 Click to learn about our #Food4ThePeople exhibition: http://s.si.edu/Ward8FoodInequity

📷: Photograph by Brian Oh, courtesy of DC Greens

“Every time a bag of lettuce is tossed aside, much more than spoiled produce goes out of the window,” says a report quoted from the NRDC 🥬

“It’s also a waste of labor, of vehicle miles, of water, of fertilizer. We’re wasting money, trashing resources and accelerating the changing of our climate.”

🥕 Click to learn about our #Food4ThePeople exhibition: http://s.si.edu/Ward8FoodInequity

📷: Photograph by Brian Oh, courtesy of DC Greens

🌏 Change the story, change the world.Let’s hear our final two awe-inspiring story performances from Misty Wilson and Wil...
09/27/2021

🌏 Change the story, change the world.

Let’s hear our final two awe-inspiring story performances from Misty Wilson and Wilma Consul as they bravely come forward to shed light on what if feels like to receive food stamps (SNAP benefits) in America. ➡️ RSVP: https://s.si.edu/FoodAssistance

After watching their performances, we’ll sit down and talk with them about some of the realities of getting food assistance and what it took to tell their stories on stage.

Coached and directed by a Grand Slam Champion of the Moth DC, Phill Branch these stories are sure to entertain as much as they challenge the status quo. This event is supported by United Food and Commercial Workers International Union.

Stories of enslaved Indigenous peoples have often been absent from the historical narrative. We invite you to join the S...
09/27/2021

Stories of enslaved Indigenous peoples have often been absent from the historical narrative.

We invite you to join the Smithsonian Smithsonian Latino Center, Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, and Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian for #TheOtherSlavery, a virtual symposium that explores the hidden stories of enslaved Indigenous people.

September 24-27: http://s.si.edu/TheOtherSlavery #RaceAndOurSharedFuture

📷: Linda Elena, Talpa, New Mexico, 1995, Smithsonian American Art Museum and the Renwick Gallery collections, purchase through the Smithsonian Latino Initiatives Pool, administered by the Smithsonian Latino Center, © 1995, Miguel A. Gandert.

Stories of enslaved Indigenous peoples have often been absent from the historical narrative.

We invite you to join the Smithsonian Smithsonian Latino Center, Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, and Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian for #TheOtherSlavery, a virtual symposium that explores the hidden stories of enslaved Indigenous people.

September 24-27: http://s.si.edu/TheOtherSlavery #RaceAndOurSharedFuture

📷: Linda Elena, Talpa, New Mexico, 1995, Smithsonian American Art Museum and the Renwick Gallery collections, purchase through the Smithsonian Latino Initiatives Pool, administered by the Smithsonian Latino Center, © 1995, Miguel A. Gandert.

🎙️September 30: Join spoken word poet, Dwayne Lawson-Brown, for a guided writing exercise inviting you to explore your p...
09/24/2021

🎙️September 30: Join spoken word poet, Dwayne Lawson-Brown, for a guided writing exercise inviting you to explore your past and envision your future!

What challenges have you faced? How do you celebrate your victories?

Take time to pen pieces of your legacy in this interactive IG Live workshop. ➡️ https://s.si.edu/WriteToRemember

Dwayne Lawson-Brown a.k.a. The “Crochet Kingpin” is a DC native father, poet, educator, and CEO of Crochet Kingpin. He is one of the hosts of DC’s longest-running open mic series, SPIT DAT, as well as host captain for the Busboys and Poets 450K location. His work to increase HIV awareness through spoken word has garnered recognition from the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, BBC America, the Discovery and Washington Post.

🎙️September 30: Join spoken word poet, Dwayne Lawson-Brown, for a guided writing exercise inviting you to explore your past and envision your future!

What challenges have you faced? How do you celebrate your victories?

Take time to pen pieces of your legacy in this interactive IG Live workshop. ➡️ https://s.si.edu/WriteToRemember

Dwayne Lawson-Brown a.k.a. The “Crochet Kingpin” is a DC native father, poet, educator, and CEO of Crochet Kingpin. He is one of the hosts of DC’s longest-running open mic series, SPIT DAT, as well as host captain for the Busboys and Poets 450K location. His work to increase HIV awareness through spoken word has garnered recognition from the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, BBC America, the Discovery and Washington Post.

🌏 Change the story, change the world.Hear our final two awe-inspiring story performances from Misty Wilson and Wilma Con...
09/23/2021

🌏 Change the story, change the world.

Hear our final two awe-inspiring story performances from Misty Wilson and Wilma Consul as they bravely come forward to shed light on what if feels like to receive food stamps (SNAP benefits) in America.

RSVP: https://s.si.edu/FoodAssistance

After watching their performances, we’ll sit down and talk with them about some of the realities of getting food assistance and what it took to tell their stories on stage.

Coached and directed by a Grand Slam Champion of the Moth DC, Phill Branch these stories are sure to entertain as much as they challenge the status quo. This event is supported by United Food and Commercial Workers International Union.

🌏 Change the story, change the world.

Hear our final two awe-inspiring story performances from Misty Wilson and Wilma Consul as they bravely come forward to shed light on what if feels like to receive food stamps (SNAP benefits) in America.

RSVP: https://s.si.edu/FoodAssistance

After watching their performances, we’ll sit down and talk with them about some of the realities of getting food assistance and what it took to tell their stories on stage.

Coached and directed by a Grand Slam Champion of the Moth DC, Phill Branch these stories are sure to entertain as much as they challenge the status quo. This event is supported by United Food and Commercial Workers International Union.

Did you know that the U.S. government's School Breakfast Program has roots in the FBI's efforts to destroy the Black Pan...
09/22/2021

Did you know that the U.S. government's School Breakfast Program has roots in the FBI's efforts to destroy the Black Panther Party? ✊🏾

The Panther's Free Breakfast Program for Children distributed daily morning meals to thousands of children in 19 different cities. 🥣 Congress authorized its own breakfast program in 1975, a few years after the FBI successfully shut down the Black Panther Party's efforts.

Learn more and check out this program flyer IRL by visiting Food For The People at ACM!

📷: Courtesy of Washington Area Spark

Did you know that the U.S. government's School Breakfast Program has roots in the FBI's efforts to destroy the Black Panther Party? ✊🏾

The Panther's Free Breakfast Program for Children distributed daily morning meals to thousands of children in 19 different cities. 🥣 Congress authorized its own breakfast program in 1975, a few years after the FBI successfully shut down the Black Panther Party's efforts.

Learn more and check out this program flyer IRL by visiting Food For The People at ACM!

📷: Courtesy of Washington Area Spark

Our next WEL lecture showcases the journey of three women - a cancer patient advocate, a community leader, and a nature ...
09/21/2021

Our next WEL lecture showcases the journey of three women - a cancer patient advocate, a community leader, and a nature engager - from their first meeting, to an evolving collaboration for community wellness and environmental health! 🌱

➡️ RSVP: https://s.si.edu/WELNaturalConnection

Their shared creative work, which taps into the healing potential of nature and the arts, addresses deep issues of social justice and wellbeing in the lives of our communities and people.

🎙️ Featured Speakers:
- Lisa Simms Booth, Smith Center for Healing and the Arts
- Brenda Richardson, Friends of Oxon Run Park
- Stella Tarnay, Capital Nature

Our next WEL lecture showcases the journey of three women - a cancer patient advocate, a community leader, and a nature engager - from their first meeting, to an evolving collaboration for community wellness and environmental health! 🌱

➡️ RSVP: https://s.si.edu/WELNaturalConnection

Their shared creative work, which taps into the healing potential of nature and the arts, addresses deep issues of social justice and wellbeing in the lives of our communities and people.

🎙️ Featured Speakers:
- Lisa Simms Booth, Smith Center for Healing and the Arts
- Brenda Richardson, Friends of Oxon Run Park
- Stella Tarnay, Capital Nature

🔜 TOMORROW: Join us for #TakeTimeThursday where we’ll share stories of what home means to us!We’ll also tap into our mem...
09/15/2021

🔜 TOMORROW: Join us for #TakeTimeThursday where we’ll share stories of what home means to us!

We’ll also tap into our memories as we listen to a participatory vocal performance led by Fabiola R. Delgado, Experience Developer at the Anacostia Community Museum.
🎙️ RSVP: http://s.si.edu/MeaningOfHome

🔜 TOMORROW: Join us for #TakeTimeThursday where we’ll share stories of what home means to us!

We’ll also tap into our memories as we listen to a participatory vocal performance led by Fabiola R. Delgado, Experience Developer at the Anacostia Community Museum.
🎙️ RSVP: http://s.si.edu/MeaningOfHome

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Anacostia Metro Station (Green line) Transfer to W2 or W3 bus

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https://artspaces.kunstmatrix.com/en/exhibition/5414852/pathwayscos%C3%A1n Pathways is a virtual art exhibition exploring the influence the Connemara people had on Patrick Pearse as a writer, teacher and leader
My name is Dwaine Bryant I am one of the members of the 1967 Trailblazers who work on the project to convert the old Carver theater into The Anacostia Neighborhood Museum. I like to know if the museum has been in contact with any of the original TrailBlazers.
Deadline to enter art is only a couple weeks away.
Very informative and timely Museum!
does anyone know anything about this artist,please let me know if you do,thanks
I now have more reasons to visit D.C. again!