Lift Every Voice Global Directory

Find a Local Event Celebrating the Opening of the National Museum of African American History and Culture

Lift Every Voice is a global initiative highlighting organizations co-celebrating the Grand Opening of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, which showcases the depth and breadth of African American history and culture across the nation and around the world. 

Registered events and activities may occur any time within the inaugural year (September 2016 through December 2017). To learn more about Watch Parties, Signature Events and Co-Celebrations in your area, search the Global Directory below. If you are interested in organizing a local event, we'd like to hear about it and add it to this directory.

District Of Columbia

Washington

Event Type: Signature Event
Organized by: Faith United Church of Christ
Location: Washington, District Of Columbia
Description:

On Thursday, September 25, 2016, at 6:30 p.m. Curator Elaine Nichols will be the guest speaker for our Faithful Living Series. She will answer questions about the grand opening and discuss the work that went into gathering artifacts for the new museum.

Faith UCC is located at 4900 10th St. NE, Washington, D.C., 20017. The event is free and open to the public. For more information call 202-635-7777 or email faithuccdc@aol.com.

Event Type: Signature Event
Organized by: GauraVani LLC
Location: Washington, District Of Columbia
Description:

The noise of this year’s presidential elections is loud and divisive, and the volume is increasing. If you love your neighbor without consideration of their religion, politics, race, sex, age, economic status, it may seem there is no place for your voice to be heard. Chant music has long powered revolutionary action from Gandhi to Martin Luther King Jr. and the U.S. Civil Rights movement. Chant4Change is “conscious action” – an alternative to the negativity.

On 10/08, one month before Election Day, thousands will gather on the steps of the iconic Lincoln Memorial and raise their voices in unity, peace and harmony to celebrate and heal our nation. Featuring legendary musicians including Sweet Honey in the Rock, Jai Uttal, MC Yogi, Mikey Pauker and thought leaders including Radhanath Swami, Chant4Change is focused on a universal message of healing, brotherhood and faith.

Event Type: Co-Celebration
Organized by: GirlTrek
Location: Washington, District Of Columbia
Event Type: Signature Event
Organized by: Hillcrest Children and Family Center
Location: Washington, District Of Columbia
Event Type: Co-Celebration
Organized by: Lucille Campbell and Ben Simon
Location: Washington, District Of Columbia
Ticket/Registration Required
Event Type: Signature Event
Organized by: Morehouse College National Alumni Association Living Legends Gala
Location: Washington, District Of Columbia
Description:

1. Morehouse National Alumni Association will host The Living Legends Scholarship Gala on 23 SEP 7:00pm at the Carnegie Library in Washington DC. Our goal is to incentivize all Morehouse alumni to converge on DC to support the opening of the Smithsonian African American Museum of History .

2. Morehouse College Alumni Association is issuing the Morehouse College Living Legends Challenge . "We challenge the other 99 HBCU's to match the 1000 Morehouse Men who will be present in DC to support the opening of the Smithsonian African American Museum of History and Culture.

Event Type: Signature Event
Organized by: Morton Fine Art
Location: Washington, District Of Columbia
Description:

Artwork by MAYA FREELON ASANTE, OSI AUDU, KESHA BRUCE, NATHANIEL DONNETT, VICTOR EKPUK, NATE LEWIS & MARIO ROBINSON; KESHA BRUCE's "(Re) calling & (Re) telling" exhibition of artwork

Event Type: Signature Event
Organized by: Mosaic Theater Company of DC
Location: Washington, District Of Columbia
Description:

"Satchmo at the Waldorf" and special post-show programming; "Milk Like Sugar" and special post-show programming; "Charm" and special post-show programming; "Hooded: Or Being Black for Dummies" and special post-show programming

Event Type: Signature Event
Organized by: Music at the Monument/Darryl Haley, promoter
Location: Washington, District Of Columbia
Description:

Rock Creek Park, Carter Barron Amphitheatre