A Monthly Virtual Speaker Series Featuring Some of Our Neighborhood’s Most Fascinating Residents.
Previously on Tuesday Talks
Previously on Tuesday Talks
September 20, 2022 – Judith Waxman, Historian, “A History of Woodley Park”
Watch the Event Here: https://youtu.be/E8GzOd7_dSk
Did you know that US Presidents lived in Woodley Park? That enslaved people lived here, though African Americans were prohibited from buying or renting residences? That the US Supreme Court played a role in shaping the Woodley neighborhood?
Judy Waxman is the unofficial historian of Woodley Park. In 2005, she led the Woodley Park team to rehabilitate the eight call boxes in the community. In 2015 she became an oral historian and has worked on projects including The DC Collaborative, The Women’s March, the National Family Planning and Reproductive Health Association’s 50th Anniversary, the Veteran Feminists of America, and the Pioneer Histories Project.
Judy is also one of the nation’s leading healthcare law and policy analysts. She has consulted with hundreds of state and national organizations to improve the health of women and other vulnerable groups. She worked as a senior staff leader in health and reproductive rights policy at the
National Women’s Law Center, Families USA, the National Health Law Program, and the Department of Health and Human Services. From 1989-1991, she was a senior policy analyst at the U.S. Bipartisan Commission on Comprehensive Health Care that created a universal health care plan that evolved into the Affordable Care Act. Starting in 2015, she taught Reproductive Health Policy and Law and a survey course on women’s health at George Washington University’s Milken Institute School of Public Health.
May 10, 2022 – Peggy Robin, Cleveland Park Listserv Moderator, in conversation with Barr Weiner, “Never a Dull Moment: Behind the Curtain of the Cleveland Park Listserv”
Watch the Event Here: https://youtu.be/jRXeBRWOXrs
Peggy Robin is the moderator of the Cleveland Park Listserv, the largest online neighborhood forum in the US, now in its 23rd year with more than 12,400 members. She co-founded it and co-publishes it with her husband Bill Adler. Peggy will discuss the origins of the listserv, how it’s grown and changed over the years, and how to make the best use of its features. She also will reveal some of the stranger things that have happened, including a real-life as well as cyber-stalker, multiple adventures with hackers and shills, and the true story of the Cuban exiles and their attempt to bombard the Listserv with “Free Elian Gonzales” messages.
Peggy is the author, co-author, or compiler of more than a dozen nonfiction books, including: Saving the Neighborhood: You Can Fight Developers and Win!; The Safe Nanny Handbook; How to Be a Successful Fertility Patient; and Kids’ Letters to President Obama . She has appeared on The Today Show, The Maury Povich Show, The Diane Rehm Show, and Jeopardy.
Peggy graduated from University of California, Berkeley, and has lived in Cleveland Park since 1976.
Peggy will be in conversation with John Barlow Weiner, President of the Cleveland Park Citizens Association. Barr grew up in New York City and received his BA from Princeton and his JD from Columbia University School of Law. He has lived in Cleveland Park for the past nine years. He is Assistant Director for Policy in the Food and Drug Administration’s Office of Combination Products.
April 19, 2022 – Margarita Calderón, Educator, In conversation with Amy Henderson, Historian: “Beyond Crises: Overcoming Linguistic and Cultural Inequities in Communities and Classrooms”
Watch the event here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6m8i7_UhKeg
In her new best-selling book, Beyond Crises: Overcoming Linguistic and Cultural Inequities in Communities and Classrooms, educator Margarita Calderón argues that strong community partnerships are essential to re-envision how English is taught today. She will describe a lively re-invention of learning English created through networks of families, teachers, and administrators and tell compelling student stories and anecdotes that convey how education can be reimagined for English learners, including the recent influx of Afghan refugees. Hers is an unapologetic call for action to overturn past inequities and create a vibrant learning community that will benefit all.
Margarita Calderón is a Professor Emerita/Senior Research Scientist at Johns Hopkins University. Her research and development projects focus on Multilingual Learners/English learners’ quality instruction and have been funded by US Department of Education, National Institutes of Health, US Department of Labor and Carnegie Corporation of New York. This is her 15th book.
She will be in conversation with cultural historian Amy Henderson.
As Historian of the National Portrait Gallery, Amy wrote books and curated exhibitions on broadcasting, Broadway, Hollywood, and dance. She continues to write reviews and essays, notably for ARTES MAGAZINE.
Both live at the Kennedy-Warren.
March 15, 2022
Bari Biern & Scott Sedar – A Life in the Arts
When two people fall in love in a play’s rehearsal, as Bari Biern and Scott Sedar did, it’s a showmance. They married in 1983 after appearing together in a play in Dupont Circle at the New Playwright’s Theatre. Bari and Scott discussed their 46 years in the theater, from what it was like when they moved to DC in the 1970s to the current theater scene and how adaptability and resilience have been a key to their life in the arts.
Watch the Event here: https://youtu.be/kZSxvRW2qJY
February 15, 2022
Tamara Belt and Erin Gleeson: DC’s Nature & Ecology – The Impact of Climate Change & Urban Development
Tamara Belt an award-winning landscape designer and environmentalist and Erin Gleeson a hobby beekeeper who keeps an apiary of about 20 hives at the Swiss Embassy along with a friend.
Cleveland and Woodley Park’s location alongside hundreds of acres of parkland — Rock Creek Park, Tregaron, Rosedale, and more — provides unparalleled opportunities for urban residents to enjoy nature and wildlife in close proximity. Learn from neighborhood experts how climate change and urban development have affected ecology in our local gardens and wildlife.
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January 18, 2022
Ellen Prentiss Campbell – Listening to Ghosts, Conjuring Characters: Drawing from Life and Creating Fiction.
Author and psychotherapist Ellen Prentiss Campbell’s most recent novel Frieda’s Song was inspired by the life of renowned psychotherapist Frieda Fromm Reichmann who fled Nazi Germany in 1935 and practiced at the Chestnut Lodge in Rockville until her death in 1957, and by the fire which destroyed the Lodge in 2009. In conversation with writer Virginia Hartman, Campbell will discuss the uses of history, experience, and imagination in her fiction.
Watch the event here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kjwrXCTORdo
November 16, 2021
Jeffrey Rosen: The Future of the Supreme Court
Constitutional scholar Jeffrey Rosen, author of Conversations with RBG, will discuss the place of the Supreme Court in our federal system, its evolution over the years, the role it plays today, and the role it may play in the future.
Watch the event here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hF0y27-B0Qs
October 19, 2021, 7 pm
Terence Samuel: Changes in Journalism Over a Lifetime in the News
Terry Samuel, who has daily oversight of the newsgathering operation at NPR, will discuss how journalism has changed over the course of his career, from work at The Village Voice to The Root.com to newspapers in St. Louis, Philadelphia, and Washington, DC.
From 2011 to 2017, Terry Samuel was a politics editor at The Washington Post, overseeing White House and congressional coverage, and before that he was the congressional Managing Editor at the National Journal. He began his career as a writing fellow at the Village Voice in New York and later was a reporter at The Roanoke Times & World News, a national correspondent at both The Philadelphia Inquirer and the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and chief congressional correspondent at US News & World Report.
He was a director of editorial programming for AOL Black Voices before joining the Washington Post Company to help launch TheRoot.com in 2007.
Watch the event here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m45z7xl9xrQ
September 21, 2021
Judith Heumann: Rolling Warrior and Fearless Advocate
As one of the leaders of the Disability Rights Movement, Judy (Judith) Heumann is no stranger to speaking up. Heumann will talk about her new book, Rolling Warrior, as well as her life and career.
Judith Heumann is a leading disability rights advocate who has worked with government agencies, NGOs, and other institutions to develop human rights legislation and policies benefiting children and adults with disabilities. Her new memoir for young readers, Rolling Warrior: The Incredible, Sometimes Awkward, True Story of a Rebel Girl on Wheels Who Helped Spark a Revolution came out in July, 2021.
Watch the event here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u916b64YL5I&t=21s
May 18, 2021
Michelle Kayon: Behind-the-scenes at the National Cathedral
Michelle Kayon, Director of Facilities and Preservation, will discuss ongoing and future architectural projects, maintenance, and renovations at this iconic Washington landmark.
Watch the event here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K7JNmguIas8
April 20, 2021
Celebrating National Poetry Month with Gigi Bradford
Do you struggle finding meaning in poetry? Is it too artsy for you? Contemporary poetry has shucked off obligatory rhymes and obscurity. Poetry is more topical, urgent, and accessible than ever and speaks to our present cultural condition. Find out what the increased interest is about.
Watch the event here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6mQPQylrlgQ
(March Tuesday Talk is no longer online by request of the presenter)
February 23, 2021
Enraptured by Raptors: The Story of the Cleveland Park Hawks
Two Woodley Park residents –photographer and author Jennifer Packard, in conversation with Amy Henderson — on how a family of red-shouldered hawks found its way into the hearts of an urban community in the midst of uncertain times.
Watch the Event Here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T4HJIUNIEpU
January 19, 2021
A New Library for and of Cleveland Park
The design team for the library — Matthew Bell and Tim Bertschinger — discuss the new building from first concept to realization. In conversation with Brian Kelly.
Watch the event here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jTIYY8QB1ME&t=1s
November 17, 2020
Hot of the Presses! with Politico’s Jake Sherman
Jake Sherman is a senior writer for POLITICO and co-author of POLITICO’s Playbook, the nation’s leading political newsletter. He also is the co-author of New York Times and national best seller, “The Hill to Die On: The Battle for Congress and the Future of Trump’s America,” which was published by Crown in 2019. Jake is an NBC and MSNBC political contributor. Jake will talk about covering the 2020 election and his work thus far.
Watch the Event Here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NEzRG1IDmUE
October 20, 2020
It’s All Happening at the Zoo!
National Zoo animal keepers Kathryn Juliano and Amanda Bobyack will discuss conservation breeding with endangered species and elephant social dynamics and cognitive abilities. Kathryn Juliano is an animal keeper who works with large carnivores including lions, tigers, and Andean bears, among other animals. Amanda will describe how elephants in zoos help us understand social dynamics among related and non-related individuals as well as the elephants’ immense cognitive and emotional repertoire.
Watch the event here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kga6XzDS5oY&t=3189s
September 22, 2020
Sandy Christenberry and George Hemphill: Celebrating the Pioneering Art of Bill Christenberry
Join us for a virtual discussion with Sandy Christenberry in conversation with George Hemphill. The pair will discuss the life and work of the renowned artist Bill Christenberry. Sandy is the former assistant dean of admissions a the Corcoran School of Art, where her late husband, Bill was a professor for the next forty years. Bill’s own work expressed his deep love of his native Alabama, notably Hale County made famous by James Agee and Walker Evans in Let Us Now Praise Famous Men. Bill was a multi-faceted artist — painter, photographer, sculptor, story teller, and educator about the South, including that part which he abhorred – racism, as exemplified by the Ku Klux Klan. Bill was not only an internationally renowned artist but a beloved citizen of Cleveland Park where he and Sandy moved in 1972.
Watch the event here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eDZ86nYcG5o&t=13s
May 19, 2020
Juliet Eilperin in conversation with Charles Fishman
Juliet Eilperin has spent 15 years covering the environment at The Washington Post, a job that has taken her from the halls of Congress to a seat on Air Force One and the wilds of the Alaskan tundra. She will reflect on how policy, politics and science intersect when it comes to climate change, public lands, and a range of other issues that shape our planet.
Watch the event here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0rzLAQx4bAM
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