Next Washington, DC speaker

Reginald Dwayne Betts

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November 22, 8:30am • Sixth & I • part of a series on Lost

Meet our Speaker

A poet, essayist and national spokesperson for the Campaign for Youth Justice, Reginald Dwayne Betts writes and lectures about the impact of mass incarceration on American society. He is the author of two previous collections of poetry, Bastards of the Reagan Era and Shahid Reads His Own Palm, as well as a memoir, A Question of Freedom. A graduate of Yale Law School, he lives in New Haven, Connecticut, with his wife and their two sons.

#CMLost with Reginald Dwayne Betts will be on November 22nd at Sixth & I. Register on Monday November 18 at 10:30AM.

November’s Theme is Lost.

“Being lost is the collaboration between possibility and uncertainty.”Our Milwaukee chapter chose this month’s exploration of Lost and Melissa Lee Johnson illustrated the theme.

Registration for #CMLost with CreativeMornings/DC opens Monday November 18th at 10:30AM.

Meet the Speaker: Tomas Ayuso

We’re thrilled to welcome Tomas Ayuso as our speaker for #CMFlow at National Geographic Auditorium! As a Honduran writer and documentary photojournalist, Tomas seeks to bind the disparate threads of communities into the grand interlinked story of the Western Hemisphere. In covering the different types of violence facing the region’s people, Tomas hopes to create a record of both continental struggles and local successes. Learn more about Tomas and his work!

October’s Theme is Flow!

“Activate your flow and let it carry you where you need to go.” Our Mexico City chapter chose this month’s exploration of Flow and David Espinosa illustrated the theme.

Check back soon for more information about this month’s event date, venue and speaker!

Meet our September Speaker: Ravon Ruffin!

Ravon Ruffin is a New York-based museum practitioner, community arts organizer, public arts educator, and digital strategist. She strives to make art + culture accessible for and by women and communities of color, both online and IRL. Learn more about Ravon!

September’s Theme is Muse!

“Your muse comes from the deepest parts of your imagination and guides you to new ideas.” Join us for #CMMuse on September 27 with Ravon Ruffin at the Hirshhorn! Registration opens Monday, September 23. Our Dubai chapter chose this month’s exploration of and Shahul Hameed illustrated the theme. Presented around the world by our Global Partner, Mailchimp

August’s theme is JUSTICE

Justice is love, embodied. It can be a path to healing in fractured times. Our Bratislava chapter chose this month’s exploration of and Simona Cechova illustrated the theme.

July’s Theme is END!

“The secret about ‘the end’ is that it actually contains countless possibilities.” Join CreativeMornings/DC on Friday July 26th for #CMEnd at SAAM’s Luce Foundation Center for American Art with Jabari Sellars!

Our Rio de Janeiro chapter chose this month’s exploration of End and Isadora Zeferino illustrated the theme.

MAY’S THEME IS PRESERVE!

“The beauty in our world deserves to be cherished, sustained, and rediscovered.”

We’re heading over to NPR on May 31 for #CMPreserve with our speaker, Brent Leggs.Brent is the executive director of the African American Cultural Heritage Action Fund where he helps promote the role of cultural preservation to #TellTheFullHistory of the nation. Check the link in our bio for more info!

Mark your calendars! Registration opens on Monday May 27 at 10AM

April’s theme is #CMInclusive

As diversity advocate Vernā Myers once said, “Diversity is being invited to the party. Inclusion is being asked to dance.”


Get ready for #CMInclusive! We’re so excited to have Yazan Kopty as out Speaker this month at the National Geographic Museum!

Yazan Kopty is a writer, oral historian, and National Geographic Explorer based in Washington D.C. His work centers around the acts of listening and narrating, focusing especially on memory as resistance and community-sourced history. He is currently the lead investigator of Imagining the Holy, a research project that seeks to examine and connect thousands of images of historic Palestine from the National Geographic Society archive with Palestinian community elders, cultural heritage experts, and field researchers to add new layers of indigenous narrative and knowledge to the images.

Follow him on Instagram @yazankopty and his project @imaginingtheholy.

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