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"Advocacy Journalism in the Digital Age" Conference To Feature Ted Leonsis

"Advocacy Journalism in the Digital Age" Conference To Feature Ted Leonsis

Guest(s): Ted Leonsis, keynote speaker
Date: Tuesday, March 01, 2011 at 8:30 AM
Location: Newseum, Knight Conference Center

The Newseum, in association with the American University School of Communication and the Ford Foundation will co-sponsor a daylong conference March 1, 2011, that explores the rise in advocacy journalism in mass communication.

"Advocacy Journalism in the Digital Age" brings together thought leaders in social activism, public policy and journalism to help define the opportunities and challenges created by new digital technologies.

The conference is free and open to the public, but requires registration. Click here for more information.

Don't Miss Out On The Biggest Chinese New Year Festival in the Area

Don't Miss Out On The Biggest Chinese New Year Festival in the Area

Tonight is Chinese New Year's Eve. Tomorrow marks the start of the Year of the Rabbit on the lunar calendar. The Asian Community Service Center is proud to present the 4th Annual Chinese New Year Festival on Saturday, February 12th. The Festival will take place all day long, from 10:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. at the Luther Jackson Middle School in Falls Church, VA. The middle school is located at 3020 Gallows Road. 

The entire school will be filled with Chinese New Year decorations, booths, games, dancing, food, and more. The auditorium, the cafeteria, the gymnasium, and even the hallways will be filled with different cultural activities and decor. Admission is FREE and you will get the chance to try great asian food, watch live performances, see the traditional Chinese New Year Parade, draw prizes, and gain Asian cultural exposure. 

Community Humane Heroes Honored 10th Annual Sugar & Champagne Affair

Community Humane Heroes Honored 10th Annual Sugar & Champagne Affair

What do Nationals’ pitcher John Lannan and DC Councilmember Mary Cheh have in common?  They are both being honored by the Washington Humane Society for their commitment to helping WHS end animal cruelty and pet homelessness. To celebrate a decade of Sugar & Champagne, this year for the first time ever, WHS is celebrating these special individuals and businesses with Humane Hero Awards.

“WHS is honored to have amazing community partners who advocate for animals. These men and women truly care about our mission and their work to support us has made a huge impact on the animals were care for.  These Humane Hero Awards are just a small token of our gratitude,” said Lisa LaFontaine, WHS President & CEO.

Humane Hero Award Winners:

Keeping the Dream Alive: BET Honors and MLK

Keeping the Dream Alive:  BET Honors and MLK

Washington,D.C. was full of star power this past weekend with the annual BET HONORS 2011 taping at the Warner Theatre.  Acclaimed actress Gabrielle Union hosted the show for a third year, honoring legendary actress Cicely Tyson (Theatrical Arts), Oscar award-winning actor/musician and comedian Jamie Foxx (Entertainer), supermodel/entrepreneur Iman (Service), publishing mogul Linda Johnson Rice (Media), world renowned musician/composer Herbie Hancock (Musical Arts) and accomplished historian/educator Lonnie G. Bunch (Education).

Bring Out the Handcuffs this Valentine’s Day at the Annual “Crimes of Passion” Experience

Bring Out the Handcuffs this Valentine’s Day at the Annual “Crimes of Passion” Experience

Flowers, chocolates, stuffed animals, handcuffs…there are many ways to show your affections this Valentine’s Day season. This Valentine’s Day, those darker ones among us can offer their loves ones a unique celebration for the most romantic day of the year, courtesy of the National Museum of Crime and Punishment.  Back by popular demand, couples are invited to spend their Valentine’s Day weekend to visit the museum and experience “Crimes of Passion,” a special exhibit unlike anything else offered on this romantic holiday weekend. 

Hungry? DC's 2011 Restaurant Week Is Coming Soon!

Hungry? DC's 2011 Restaurant Week Is Coming Soon!

Calling all foodies, food lovers, and anyone who wants to try something new in the New Year. 


Restaurant Week DC 2011 will be January 17-23, 2011.

Kick off 2011 with Sugar & Champagne! Tickets on sale now!

Kick off 2011 with Sugar & Champagne! Tickets on sale now!

Start the New Year off right by bringing your pup to the 10th Annual Sugar & Champagne Affair on Tuesday, February 1st at The Ritz-Carlton, Washington DC. The event hosted by Chef Todd and Ellen Gray of Equinox Restaurant  is the pet friendly foodie event of the year!