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Five Things for Today: June 7, 2020

My two marching yesterday

1. Today at 2pm, Adventure Theatre presents Black is Beautiful: A Celebration of Arts and Contributions from African-Americans. The virtual event will include readings of family-friendly poetry and stories in its Sunday Storytime, followed by honest discussions about race, racism, how to express yourself, love, bullying, and pain. Tune in on their Facebook event page. (PS: Adventure Theatre is offering Digital Musical Theatre Summer Camp beginning June 16.)

2. A KFDC reader recently requested crowdsourced recommendations for swimming holes and lakes around the area. A Facebook thread was started, and it has a few suggestions, including mine to check out the website SwimmingHoles.org. If you know of any places to add, feel free to do so in the comments below or on that thread.

3. From Cup of Jo, five black voices to follow on IG. I also recommend Sonya Renee Taylor — start with this video.

4. If you’re thinking about getting away this summer, see these CDC considerations for travelers. National Geographic has some good advice. And Afar Magazine discusses when (and whether or not) we should start traveling again.

5. A great WTOP photo gallery of scenes from yesterday’s powerful, peaceful protest in DC. And I shared some of my pics here.

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Five Things for Today: June 6, 2020

1. It’s going to be a big protest day in DC. While many demonstrations are expected around the area, it looks like the larger ones will be at the Dirksen Senate Office Building, where Freedom Fighters DC is organizing a peaceful protest starting at 2pm, and Refuse Fascism is planning one at 4pm at Lafayette Square. DCist has more helpful info.

2. If you want to be part of a protest with your kids, but without the massive crowds, at 2pm ParentsTogether, MomsRising, Women’s March, and the Working Families Party are holding a short, powerful family-friendly protest livestream with music, inspiring youth and adult speakers, and opportunities for families to take action together in support of Black Lives. (Note: The event will be family-oriented, and speakers will talk about police violence and the murder of George Floyd, so they encourage parents to use their own judgment about whether very young kids should attend.)

3. For something geared toward young children, Sesame Street is joining CNN at 10am for an hour-long Town Hall to help kids and families discuss racism and the protests taking place nationwide, build empathy, and embrace diversity.

4. If you want to get out of the city for some time outdoors, yesterday’s post has quick links for things to do. Another lovely place that recently reopened is Meadowlark Botanical Garden in Vienna. (KFDC post about it here.)

5. Moments of peace and unity.

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Five Things for Today: June 5, 2020

Seen on a recent neighborhood walk 🖤

1. Systemic racism explained.

2. We’re heading into the weekend when many of you will be looking for outdoor things to do, so here are quick, hopefully helpful links:
* Local Hikes
* Pick Your Own places
* Annmarie Sculpture Garden grounds are open
* Paddling opportunities – rentals available at Thomson Boat Center and The Wharf, and some NoVa Parks locations
* Saturday’s protest should be a big one.

3. Mom and Dad are Fighting, a parenting podcast from Slate, discusses age-appropriate news sources for kids. (Starts around 18:42.)

4. The Mom Edit, one of my favorite sources for fashion tips (because I’m clueless on my own), just launched a Black-Owned Business Directory.

5. This Twitter thread about Dave Chapelle is a really great read. (Btw, when we can do things like go to live comedy shows again, I highly recommend seeing his if there’s an opportunity.)

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