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"Hard Times Require Furious Dancing" Opening for show inspired by Alice Walker's book Wednesday, September 29, 6:00-8:00 p.m. Busboys & Poets 5th & K Streets NW Free

Join the curators, Simone Jacobson and Sonja Johansson, and artists whose art works celebrate the release of famed poet Alice Walkers new book, "Hard Times Require Furious Dancing." Reception includes drinks and light hors d'oeuvres. The show will be on view from September 29-January 9.

Metro: Mt. Vernon Square or Gallery Place and walk or take the Circulator bus along K Street or from Union Station to the stop nearest 5th Street & Massachusetts Avenue and walk a block or so.

Please join the AFL-CIO and the Center for American Progress for a special presentation: Borderline or Borderlands? The U.S.-Mexico Relationship and the Immigration DebateSeptember 30, 6:00-8:00 p.m. AFL-CIO 815 16th Street NW Washington, DC 20006 Refreshments will be served following the event. Space is extremely limited. RSVP required. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis and not guaranteed. Please RSVP to attend this event. For more information, call (202) 682-1611.

Admission is free. RSVP to attend this event.

Please join us for a conversation featuring author Tyche Hendricks and Ambassador Arturo Sarukhan about the dynamics at play in the borderlands today and their implications for immigration policy and the future of U.S.-Mexico relations. Welcoming Remarks: Cathy Feingold, Director of International Affairs, AFL-CIO Angela Kelley, Vice President for Immigration Policy and Advocacy, Center for American Progress Introductory Remarks: Ambassador Arturo Sarukhan, Ambassador of Mexico to the United States Keynote Speaker:

Tyche Hendricks, Author of The Wind Doesn't Need a Passport: Stories from the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands; Editor, KQED Public Radio, San Francisco; and Lecturer, University of California at Berkeley, Graduate School of Journalism The U.S.-Mexico border has become a symbol in the increasingly overheated debate about immigration. From a distance, the border looks like a dividing line. In fact, it's a binational region, and for millions of Americans and Mexicans it is home. Border residents share an economy, environment, history and culture. But with a stalled immigration policy and a raging drug war, the people who live in the borderlands also bear the brunt of the violence and political friction. Hendricks, author of The Wind Doesn't Need a Passport: Stories from the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands, brings a fresh perspective to one of the most debated and least understood places. Reporting from emergency rooms and factory floors, farm kitchens and jail cells, Hendricks met American and Mexican ranchers, physicians, police officers and naturalists whose lives intersect at the border. She argues that a better understanding of the region-and the way the United States and Mexico are connected there--is essential if

policymakers are to reach lasting solutions that benefit both countries. Copies of The Wind Doesn't Need a Passport: Stories from the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands will be available for purchase at the event.

"Land, Air, and Sea" by Ron Riley (September 29-October 31)

Opening Reception Friday, October 1, 6:00-8:00 p.m. Foundry Gallery 1314 18th Street NW Washington, DC 20036 Recent paintings by Ron Riley, Riley portrays images which evoke a sense of internal peace, tranquility, and serenity, and power uniting us with the majestic forces we find within ourselves and in our natural environment.

Zola Wine & Kitchen 505 Ninth Streeet NW


Join ZWK for happy hour and enjoy our weekly pick of amazing new wines paried with our artisanal cheeses.

Wednesday, September 29, 5:00-7:00 p.m. ZWK Welcomes Banfi Vintners Presenting a Taste through Italy Banfi San Angelo Pinot Grigio Banfi Centine Banfi Chianti Classico Blanc de Blanc Principessa Gavi Banfi Chianti Superiore Banfi Rosso di Montalcino

The New Road to Serfdom: A Letter of Warning to America(HarperCollins, 2010)BOOK FORUM Wednesday, September 29, 2010 5:00 Remarks 6:00 Reception and book signing The Cato Institute 1000 Massachusetts Avenue NW Washington, DC 20001

Featuring the author, Daniel Hannan, Member of the European Parliament; and moderated by David Boaz, Executive Vice President, Cato Institute.

Purchase book In March 2009 British conservative Daniel Hannan became a celebrity overnight when he assailed Prime Minister Gordon Brown on the floor of the European Parliament. The YouTube clip went viral, leading to whirlwind appearances on Fox News and other media outlets. A thoughtful and articulate spokesman for conservative ideas, Hannan is better versed in America's traditions and founding documents than many Americans are. In The New Road to Serfdom, Hannan argues forcefully and passionately that Americans must not allow Barack Obama to take them down the road to European-style social democracy. He pleads with Americans not to abandon the founding principles that have made their country a beacon of liberty for the rest of the world. Cato events, unless otherwise noted, are free of charge. To register for this event, please email or call (202) 789-5229 by noon, Tuesday, September 28. Please arrive early. Seating is limited and not guaranteed.

Reporting from the Frontlines: Covering the human side of the continuing conflicts in Gaza, Iraq, and Afghanistan. Public Event Wednesday, September 29, 7:00-10:00 p.m. Gaston Hall, Georgetown University. Reporting from the Frontlines A special screening and conversation with Emmy Award nominated Middle East reporters Ayman Mohyeldin and Sherine Tadros and AJE host and former Marine Josh Rushing. Created By Al Jazeera English.

Energy, Environment and the EconomyInnovative Solutions for America's Future September 29, 2010 8:00 AM to 10:30 AM The Newseum Knight Conference Center 8th Floor 555 Pennsylvania Ave, NW Washington, DC

As we near the end of the 111th Congress, passage of comprehensive energy legislation remains uncertain in the U.S. Senate. With Congress resuming negotiations, America faces several key challenges that raise the question: what are the innovative energy solutions and right energy mix for the future? This event will examine the future of MODERATOR: Amy Harder American energy, sustainable solutions to meet our energy needs, the viability of new energy sources, energy security and what Congress can do to set America on the path of Energy and Environment Reporter, CongressDaily energy independence. WITH SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR UNDERWRITERS:

Note to Government Employees: This educational event is intended for federal employees, not for state and local government employees.


Join us for an evening with the Tangier American Legation Institute for Moroccan Studies (TALIM). TALIM is the American Overseas Research Center in Morocco of the American Institute for Maghrib Studies (AIMS). Housed in a US National Historic Landmark in Tangier, Morocco, a late 18th century site cited by former Secretary of State Albright as "the jewel of US diplomatic properties," the TALIM is a thriving cultural center, museum, conference center and library in the heart of the old medina in Tangier. The evening will feature a book presentation of a just-published, 112-page "coffee table" book on the Legation with

plenty of illustrations and text by Dr. Diana Wylie of Boston University. The reception is co-sponsored by the Embassy of Morocco, Friends of Morocco, and the Council of American Overseas Research Organizations. The event is arranged by Dr. I. William Zartman, SAIS, Johns Hopkins University. Wednesday, September 29, 6:30 p.m. National Trust for Historic Preservation Headquarters 1785 Massachusetts Avenue NW Washington, DC 20036 Free. Followed by a wine and cheese reception

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Philanthropy and the Storm: Five years after Hurricane Katrina September 29, 12:00-2:00 p.m. Hudson Institute 1015 15th Street NW 6th Floor Washington, DC 20005

The Bradley Center's fall series of monthly panels will begin on Wednesday, September 29, with a discussion of the rebuilding of New Orleans and the Gulf Coast after Hurricane Katrina, which devastated the region five years ago. From the beginning, civil society organizations have played an important role in the ongoing reconstruction efforts. Now after five years of intensive recovery efforts, what are the most important lessons we've learned, and how can nonprofit organizations adapt these lessons in response to future disasters? What role has social entrepreneurship played and how can it be utilized more effectively? To what degree is the government needed to guide the reconstruction efforts?

To discuss these and other questions, the Hudson Institute's Bradley Center will host TONY PIPA, a founder of the Louisiana Disaster Recovery Foundation, the Mercatus Center's EMILY CHAMLEE-WRIGHT, WILLIAM STALLWORTH of Hope Community Development Agency, and STEPHEN BRADBERRY of the Alliance Institute and the former head organizer of the New Orleans' ACORN Chapter. LENORE EALY, a Mercatus Center senior scholar and president of Thinkitecture, Inc., will moderate the discussion. Lunch will be served. Please join us!

Program and Panel 11:45 a.m. Registration, lunch buffet 12:00 p.m. Welcome by Hudson Institute's WILLIAM SCHAMBRA 12:10 p.m. Panel discussion TONY PIPA, a founder of the Louisiana Disaster Recovery Foundation EMILY CHAMLEE-WRIGHT, Mercatus Center WILLIAM STALLWORTH, Hope Communit