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February 2020

2020 WOMXN on Fire Festival Preview

February 18 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Join us at WNDC for an exclusive sneak-peek at the 2020 WOMXN on Fire Festival. Enjoy drinks and snacks, mingle with the artists, and see and hear selections from the full-length show, the solo show, the 10-minute plays, and the cabaret. You'll be the first to experience these exciting premieres, all by womxn-indentifying artists. Every year Keegan Theatre’s Boiler Room Series produces the WOMXN on Fire Festival to celebrate the phenomenal talents of DMV womxn theater makers. Keegan’s goals are…

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Democratic Debate Watch

February 19 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Who knows what the debates will look like at this stage? Come and join the melee at the penultimate scheduled debate! (Two more are supposed to  be announced later in the year.) Register

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Building a More Diverse Judicial Branch

February 20 @ 11:30 am - 2:00 pm

Those who are appointed to serve on the bench must be qualified, fair, and impartial. They must also be diverse. Every day, federal courts decide cases critical to our rights — from healthcare to voting to immigration, and it is important that we pay attention to who sits on those courts. It has long been the case that the federal judiciary was lacking in diversity, but under the Trump administration, this phenomenon has been exacerbated. When President Trump came into…

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New Members Reception

February 20 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Please join WNDC officers, Board members, and other members for a fun evening of conversation and refreshments—including hors d'oeuvres and a complimentary drink. Learn about opportunities to take part in the work and fun of WNDC. We will have door prizes for a few lucky winners! Guests are also welcome and encouraged to attend. Register

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A Colorist’s DC:  Pastel Cityscapes by Jean Hirons Opening Reception

February 20 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Jean Hirons, works in pastels and has made an exquisite series of Washington, DC urban landscapes especially for the WNDC Ballroom Gallery, including one of the WNDC. You will find our city’s canals, alleys, and architecture in this exhibition beautifully rendered for our visual delight. She is an art teacher at Makers Studios in Rockville and the author of Finding Your Style in Pastel. She also has signature status in the Pastel Society of America and master circle status in…

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Democratic Debate Watch

February 25 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

It’s the final scheduled candidate debate!!! Two more will be announced later in the year. So for the last time (that we know about), swing by the WNDC to hear the candidates and discuss their views. Register

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Feb. 26 Winning Wednesday

February 26 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us on February 26, to register more voters and to text-bank to explore issues that move Dems in battleground states. "Gentle fundraising" tips will be shared, as we know early money is like yeast! Learn how to tweet like an activist with our optional social media training. Register

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Congresswoman Debbie Dingell

February 27 @ 11:30 am - 2:00 pm

What is the House Democratic Caucus' policy agenda for 2020? What do they hope to achieve this year? Why have they prioritized these issues? What successes, challenges, and debates do they foresee? How can the electorate support them? Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12), Co-Chair of the House Democratic Policy and Communications Committee (DPCC) and Senior Whip, will walk us through the answers to these questions, as well as others that  members and friends of the WNDC may have. Register

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March 2020

Feminist Bingo

March 5 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Just in time to celebrate International Women's Day! Join feminists and allies alike at the Whittemore House for a night of games, wine, and exceptional artwork. We'll welcome special guest Maggie O'Neill, artist, designer, and creative entrepreneur, to lead our Feminist Bingo game! Maggie will be showcasing multiple prints and originals of her artwork throughout the night. Register

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Word Dance Theater: March 20, 27 and April 3

March 20 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

2020 is the 100th year anniversary of the 19th amendment--women’s right to vote. Join the dancers, actors, and singers of Word Dance Theater in a riveting and exuberant celebration of the Suffragist movement from 1920 to now. In this fully immersive and intimate experience, audience members will be guided through the beautiful historic Whittemore House as they witness an artful and powerful portrayal of the suffragist journey from Votes for Women to #MeToo. A special champagne reception with light hors…

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