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January 2020

The Global Rise of the Right: The Role of Russia

January 28 @ 11:30 am - 2:00 pm

A new right-wing populism has not only become an influential political force around the world. It is also increasingly international in its scope and organizing. Does Russian President Vladimir Putin aspire to lead this new Nationalist International? In this provocative presentation, John Feffer will describe the new global organizing of the ascendant right and Russia’s place in it. John Feffer is the Director of Foreign Policy In Focus, and Epicenter at the Institute for Policy Studies. A WNDC favorite, he…

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hillbilly: the movie

January 30 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

hillbilly goes on a personal and political journey into the heart of the Appalachian coalfields, exploring the role of media representation in the creation of the iconic American "hillbilly," and examining the social, cultural, and political underpinnings of this infamous stereotype. hillbilly is a timely and urgent exploration of how we see and think about poverty and rural identity in contemporary America, offering a call for dialogue during this divisive time in US history. Come early for soup and salad! Film begins at…

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February 2020

Preview of the 92nd Academy Awards

February 4 @ 11:30 am - 2:00 pm

The Washington Post's chief film critic, Ann Hornaday, returns to the WNDC days before the 92nd Academy Awards presentation to discuss the Oscars, her analysis of her favorite movies, and other issues that roiled the motion picture industry this year. 11:30 am bar opens 12:15 pm  lunch served 1–2 pm presentation Register

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The Democrats in 2020

February 5 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

The leadership of the Democratic National Committee, the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee and the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee come together at the WNDC to discuss their outlook, strategy and plans for the 2020 election cycle. PANELISTS: Seema Nanda, CEO, DNC Jessica Knight-Henry, Political Director, DSCC Lucinda Guinn, Executive Director, DCCC Register

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March 2020

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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