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“Selma” Inspires a Smithsonian Learning Lab

Photo – David Oyewolo and Ava DuVernay on the set of Selma. Photo credit: Atsushi Nishijima Ashleigh Coren is the Women’s History Content and Interpretation Curator at the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery where she is assigned to “create, disseminate, and amplify the historical record of the accomplishments of American women” during the 19th centennial. When the 2020 OWOV Festival co-directors …

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“The Girls In the Band” a SWAN Day Online Event

In by Michon Boston

2020 One Woman One Vote  Festival joins NY Women In Film & TV (NYWIFT), Women In the Arts & Media Coalition, and African American Women in Cinema for a SWAN Day online screening of THE GIRLS IN THE BAND available on the Herflix.com site at your convenience, and with no fee March 28 and 29. This is the 13th year …

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POSTPONED – “WHEN THEY SEE US” (Part 4) Screening and Discussion – Busboys and Poets Takoma

In by Michon Boston

THIS EVENT IS POSTPONED As part of the Ava DuVernay citywide tribute festival, the 2020 One Woman One Vote Festival in partnership with OCTFME, Focus In! film series at Busboys and Poets, Gala Hispanic Theatre, and the Hill Center will screen a single episode from the 4-part miniseries of When They See Us followed by community conversations around the key …

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POSTPONED – “WHEN THEY SEE US” Screening and Discussion (Part 2) Busboys and Poets Brookland

In by Michon Boston

THIS EVENT IS POSTPONED As part of the Ava DuVernay citywide tribute festival, the 2020 One Woman One Vote Festival in partnership with OCTFME, Focus In! film series at Busboys and Poets, Gala Hispanic Theatre, and the Hill Center will screen a single episode from the 4-part miniseries of When They See Us followed by community conversations around the key …

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“Queen Sugar” writer Felicia Pride – Ellington School Student MasterClass

In by Michon Boston

Felicia Pride will give a live virtual masterclass in writing for television and film to students at the Duke Ellington School of the Arts following a screening of an episode she wrote for the OWN series QUEEN SUGAR (see description below). The masterclass is presented by the 2020 One Woman One Vote Festival’s citywide tribute to Ava DuVernay in partnership …

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POSTPONED – Ava DuVernay’s “VENUS VS” @ the LINE Hotel

In by Michon Boston

THIS EVENT IS POSTPONED Venus Vs. highlights Venus Williams’ work that changed the course of women’s tennis.  In a stunning case that drew increasing attention and debate, Williams challenged the long-held practice of paying women tennis players less money than their male counterparts at Wimbledon. With a deep sense of obligation to the legacy of Billie Jean King, Williams lobbied …

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CANCELED – “WHEN THEY SEE US” Screening and Discussion (Part 1) – The Hill Center

In by Michon Boston

EVENT CANCELED: The Hill Center is suspending all programs from March 15-31, 2020. The Hill Center will be closed to the public during that time. Visit the Hill Center website for more information. As part of the Ava DuVernay citywide tribute festival, the 2020 One Woman One Vote Festival in partnership with OCTFME, the Hill Center, Gala Hispanic Theatre, and the …

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POSTPONED – “WHEN THEY SEE US” (Part 3) – Gala Hispanic Theatre

In by Michon Boston

EVENT POSTPONED: Please visit the 2020 One Woman One Vote website for updates. As part of the Ava DuVernay citywide tribute festival, the 2020 One Woman One Vote Festival in partnership with OCTFME, Gala Hispanic Theatre, the Hill Center and the Mid-Atlantic Innocence Project will screen a single episode from the 4-part miniseries of When They See Us followed by …

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AVA DuVERNAY Tribute Festival in March

Storytelling can do more than entertain. It can shift and shape culture, it can right wrongs, and it can lift us all to a place where we can be more determined in our own lives. Ava DuVernay For Immediate Release February 6, 2020 2020 ONE WOMAN ONE VOTE FESTIVAL AND THE JOHN F. KENNEDY CENTER’S DIRECT CURRENT FESTIVAL PRESENT  AWARD-WINNING …