Academy of Funk 2018

8 May

Politics, History, and Culture of Funk in D.C.

time 6 p.m.

A panel of cross-disciplinary experts will discuss the history of U Street and the significance of funk and go-go in D.C. culture.

user Instructor: Dr. Dwandalyn R. Reece

9 May

Fashion as Soft Power

time 6:30 p.m.

Explore how fashion and music make powerful statements on the condition of humankind.

user Instructor: Courtney Rae O’Neal

10 May

Voices from U Street: A Reflection on Decades Past and the Potential for a Funk-Powered Future

time 6 p.m.

Listen to stories and reflections about a changing neighborhood dealing with gentrification, development, and the need to preserve D.C.’s cultural heritage

user Instructor: Dr. James Bridgers