#GWtoDo: Your Curated Arts and Events Agenda

Join political experts to discuss the question everyone is asking after the election: “Now what?” Plus, cultural lectures on the Japanese kimono, Oaxacan sexuality and more.

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CNN Chief Political Correspondent Dana Bash, B.A. ’93; Sen. Chris Coons (D-Del.); Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.); Sen. James Lankford (R-Okla.); and School of Media and Public Affairs Director Frank Sesno will discuss what will happen after the election.
November 28, 2016

Nov. 29 at 6 p.m. A Conversation with Senators: “Now What? Governing in the Era of Trump”

School of Media and Public Affairs
Jack Morton Auditorium
805 21st St., NW
Free with RSVP
Following what was arguably the country’s most contentious presidential election, the School of Media and Public Affairs hosts a forward-thinking, bipartisan conversation to examine how the United States can advance civil discourse and govern a divided nation. Senators and political experts will examine the critical questions we face: How can we heal the country, promote respectful dialogue, work across the partisan divide and address the challenges we confront? 
The panel will include CNN Chief Political Correspondent Dana Bash, B.A. ’93; Sen. Chris Coons (D-Del.); Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.); Sen. James Lankford (R-Okla.); and School of Media and Public Affairs Director Frank Sesno.




Coming Up:


Nov. 28 at 5 p.m. Lecture: “The Temporalities of Civil Inattention: Being a Single Woman in Public”

Elliott School of International Affairs
1957 E St., NW, Room 213
The George Washington University Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies Program welcomes Kinneret Lahad for her lecture, "The Temporalities of Civil Inattention: Being A Single Woman in Public." Dr. Lahad is a professor at Tel Aviv University and specializes in gender studies, sociology and cultural studies.


Nov. 30 at 5 p.m. Lecture: “Kimono Decoded Along Hiroshige's Tokaido Road”

The George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum
701 21st St., NW
Japanese textile scholar and independent curator Ann Marie Moeller will examine the kimono worn by subjects in Japanese artist Utagawa Hiroshige's woodblocks (on view now in the Brady Art Gallery’s exhibition, “Along the Eastern Road: Hiroshige’s ‘Fifty-Three Stations of the Tokaido’”). She will explore how subjects wearing the kimono proclaimed their social status, how enforced "plainness" resulted in a sophisticated and subtle chic and how commoners circumvented laws that, at the time of the Japan's military shogunate government, punished ostentatiously dressed non-samurai. The lecture is made possible through a grant from the Japan Foundation. 


Nov. 30 at 8 p.m. Muxes: Exploring Gender & Sexuality in Zapotec Culture

Multicultural Student Services Center, Room 209
2127 G St., NW

This lecture examines people known as muxes in the indigenous Zapotec culture of Oaxaca—a third category of mixed gender in a culture that is not divided by the usual dichotomies of gay and straight or male and female. To explore gender and sexuality in indigenous communities of Mexico, the Multicultural Student Services Center will show the documentary, “Muxes Authentic, Intrepid Seekers of Danger.” 


Dec. 1 at 11:30 a.m. World AIDS Day

Milken Institute School of Public Health, Auditorium 100
To commemorate World AIDS Day, this discussion will look at the local, national and global gains in reaching the HIV/AIDS 90-90-90 goals in vulnerable populations. A panel of medical experts, including GW’s research professor Naomi Seller, will explain where we are now and how students can shape their academic experience for a career in the HIV/AIDS field.

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Dec. 1 at 5:30 p.m. Lecture: “The Cost of College”

Duquès Hall, Room 251
2201 G St., NW 
Sara Goldrick-Rab, GW alumna and author of “Paying the Price,” leads this special two-part lecture series on college affordability. The first session will be a conversation with students, while a second discussion on Dec. 2 at 12 p.m. in Duquès Hall Room 359 will be tailored to faculty, staff and university administrators.


Dec. 1 at 5:30 p.m. Video Storytelling Workshop with Planet Forward

School of Media and Public Affairs, Room 525
805 21st St., NW
Free with registration
Join the GW Office of Innovation and Entrepreneurship and SMPA’s Planet Forward to learn about incorporating storytelling into video pitches. Planet Forward Director Dan Reed and staff will lead a workshop featuring tips on how to craft a compelling story and the basics of creating a good video.


Dec. 1 at 7 p.m. Beginner’s Tango Class

District House 
2121 H St., NW 
$10 regular, $5 for students and seniors
Do you know how to tango? Every Thursday, District House hosts lessons—no experience needed. Friends are welcome, so bring a partner and get ready to twirl. Arrive early and prepare to dance at 7:15 p.m.
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Now-Dec. 2 Small Works by Tazuko Ichikawa

Luther W. Brady Art Gallery, Second Floor Display Cases
805 21st St., NW
Using natural materials, namely wood, wax and rope, Japanese artist Tazuko Ichikawa's sculptures strive to express balance, harmony and the inner rhythm of her work. A display will be up on the second-floor cases in the Media and Public Affairs Building as a companion to the Luther W. Brady Art Gallery current exhibition of Japanese prints by Utagawa Hiroshige.


Now-Dec. 2 Along the Eastern Road: Hiroshige’s Fifty-Three Stations of the Tokaido

Luther W. Brady Art Gallery
805 21st St., NW
This exhibition showcases prints and explores the career of Japanese artist Utagawa Hiroshige, who is considered one of the great masters of woodblock printmaking. The exhibition will feature all the prints in Hiroshige’s seminal “Fifty-Three Stations of the Tokaido Road,” a series published in 1834 that established Hiroshige’s reputation as the foremost artist of the topographical landscape. 


Save the Date:


Dec. 5-Dec. 23 Exhibition “A Home Built From Memory”

Gallery 102
801 22nd St., NW
Gallery Hours: Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Gallery 102 presents “A Home Built from Memory,” a selection of works by five artists that explore real and constructed memories of diaspora, migration and movement through objects, documents and artifacts. Using photography, painting, video and installation, these artists re-imagine and re-construct the experience of place and displacement, while considering what we bring and what we leave behind in the process. Several GW alumni are featured in the show.

Jan. 20 at 8 p.m. GW Inaugural Ball

Omni Shoreham Hotel
2500 Calvert St., NW
$150 for students, $175 for faculty, staff and alumni
The George Washington University Inaugural Ball is a tradition that brings together the entire GW community and celebrates GW’s politically active campus in the heart of Washington, D.C., just four blocks from the White House. The event will take place this year at the Omni Shoreham Hotel—students, faculty, staff and alumni are all welcome to attend.