#GWtoDo: Your Curated Arts and Events Agenda

Visits from Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer and 1619 Project creator Nikole Hannah-Brown headline this week. Plus, explore volunteer opportunities at the Community Service and Engagement Fair, learn to bullet journal like a pro and more.

Stephen Breyer/GWToDo
November 04, 2019

(All times are listed in Eastern Daylight Time.)

Sept. 17 at 10 a.m. The Presidential Distinguished Event Series Presents Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer

Registration required

In honor of Constitution Day, the Presidential Distinguished Event Series presents a conversation with U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen G. Breyer that will consider how the court has used the Constitution to make decisions that impact our nation today. Moderated by GW Law Dean Dayna Bowen Matthew and Alan B. Morrison.

Coming Up:

Group fitness classes


N. Hannah-Jones


Ellen Zane


Mental Health





Sept. 16 at 6 p.m. Museums Today: Championing the Empathetic Museum

Registration required

Explore the concept of the “empathetic museum” in this discussion led by Melanie Adams, director of the Smithsonian’s Anacostia Community Museum, and Gretchen Jennings, who helped pioneer the concept. Ms. Adams also will discuss her efforts at the Missouri History Museum in the wake of Michael Brown’s death, which served as an early inspiration for identifying institutional empathy.

bullet journaling



Sept. 17 at 7 p.m. Workshop: Bullet Journaling with Tashira Halyard

Registration required

Get your 2020 bullet journal in order with the bujo queen herself! D.C. lifestyle blogger Tashira Halyard will guide attendees through strategies for creating actionable goals, tracking habits, increasing productivity and managing self-care—key skills for managing the unprecedented semester ahead. One attendee will win a bullet journaling prize pack featuring supplies curated and used by Ms. Halyard.




Service Fair



Sept. 19 at 1 p.m. Community Service and Engagement Fair

Registration required

Connection and service are more important than ever. At this virtual fair, meet and learn from community and nonprofit organizations and find a cause, organization or project that you are passionate about. Organizations have opportunities for students to serve directly and many also have indirect service opportunities, like community-engaged research, grant writing or communications.

Save the Date:

escape to dc



Sept. 22 at 7 p.m. Escape to D.C.: Virtual Tour & Mystery Game

Registration required

Want to explore the nation’s capital, but can’t do it the usual way? Strap in in front of your screen for a virtual tour of Washington, D.C., that shows you the best of the city from the comfort of your home. On teams, you’ll answer unusual trivia questions that lead you to quirky art, surprising objects, majestic rooms and other virtual sites of Washington’s many treasures. Capacity is limited for each game, and there are a total of three unique games. Once capacity is reached, you can join the waitlist.



Sports Ethics BLM



Sept. 23 at 4 p.m. Sports, Ethics and Black Lives Matter

Registration required

This year more than ever, athletes have led powerful social movements in protest of police brutality and other issues faced by Black Americans. Sports diplomacy expert Lindsay Sarah Krasnoff will moderate this discussion with fellow alumnus Pops Mensah-Bonsu, a former professional ball player, and Jen Rizzotti, head coach of GW women’s basketball.

Women's Mobile Museum



Sept. 24 at 1 p.m. Artist Talk with Women’s Mobile Museum Artists

Registration required

Who makes the art displayed in museums? Who are these spaces for? And who gets to be an artist? The Women’s Mobile Museum, a yearlong collaboration between 12 artists from Philadelphia and South Africa, explored these and more questions of access and education in art. Artists Andrea Walls and Tash Billington will discuss the project with Corcoran Visiting Professor of Community Engagement Paul Rucker.

M. Brian Blake





Sept. 24 at 5:30 p.m. What’s Next?: LGBT Rights Following the 2020 Supreme Court Decision

Registration required

The Supreme Court’s recent decision in Bostock v. Clayton County Georgia guaranteed LGBTQ+ individuals protection from discrimination in the workplace, securing another victory for the gay rights movement. But the struggle for true equality is far from over. This panel of GW alumni, including experts in law, media and communication, will discuss the decision’s implications and where the gay rights movement is heading next.

GW Late Night