Discover #TheMovesDMV - 10 Virtual/IRL Events in the DMV (1/18 - 1/24)



We're back with our weekly curation of community events and things to do. These safe spaces cater to the black community by providing places for shopping, enrichment, and exploration.


Check back every week for the updated list.



1/18- 39th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Keynote and Awards Celebration


The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration commemorates the legacy of Dr. King and allows the Oregon State community to reflect on his work in today’s context through engaging workshops, presentations, and service opportunities. Held on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, we will celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. while honoring members of the Oregon State community who carry his message and work forward in the present.

This year’s keynote speaker is Angela Davis, an American political activist, philosopher, academic, and author.


Price: Free

Location: Online

Time: 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM EST

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1/18 - ENVISIONING BLACK WOMANHOOD IN ART AND POETRY


This fascinating and inspiring workshop will introduce the work of key contemporary, black women poets alongside images by black women artists or of black women to explore ‘pictured blackness’. The session will include readings from a range of poets alongside images of artworks, interactive visual prompts and discussion.


Location: Online

Price: Donation

Time: 13:30 – 15:30 EST

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1/18 - Kamala Harris: How will America's new vice president wield her power?


Join the Guardian’s Kenya Evelyn and a panel of experts as they explore Kamala Harris's historic achievement—and the expectations she faces.


Location: Online

Price: £5.72 – £16.12

Time: 16:00 EST

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1/19 - First Ladies - Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery Livestream Program


Join us for an online/virtual tour of the First Ladies exhibit at the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery in Washington, DC.


Location: Online

Price: Free

Time: 8:00 PM – 9:40 PM EST

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1/19 - 5th Annual National Day of Racial Healing


A free virtual event for people to come together in unity and solidarity with the youth movement for racial justice & collective healing.


Location: Online

Price: Free

Time: 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM EST

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1/20 - PUSHOUT: A Conversation About School and Black Girls in America


Join the Positive Schools Center (PSC) for PUSHOUT: A Conversation About School and Black Girls in America. This series features screenings of the PUSHOUT documentary, keynotes, and discussions on the punitive practices and policies in schools that disrupt Black girls’ well-being. This virtual series takes place over two days on January 20 and 27, 2021. Each session provides an opportunity to view part of the film and engage in extensive dialogue about the effects of childhood trauma, adultification, criminalization, racialized gender bias, and school-to-confinement pathways, in addition to alternatives to exclusionary discipline practices. Registrants can attend one session or both sessions.


Price: Free

Location: Online

Time: 3:00 PM - 4:35 PM EST

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1/20 - OpenHouse on Anxiety


The coronavirus pandemic has put pressure on livelihoods and relationships, increased isolation, and created new pressures from always-on work. At Clinical Partners we've seen a rise in inquiries around anxiety and depression, as well as related problems around food, sleep, or drinking.


Location: Online

Price: Free

Time: 13:00 – 14:00 EST

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1/21 - P&P Live! Nadia Owusu | AFTERSHOCKS with Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah


Award-winning author Nadia Owusu discusses her book about race, family, and identity with Nana Adjei-Brenyah on P&P Live!


Location: Online

Price: $33 (Ticket and Book Price)

Time: 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM EST

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1/21 - The United States after Donald Trump


President Joe Biden takes up office at a time of deep political polarization within the United States as well as a considerable loss of its world standing under Trump. Can Biden begin to heal the divisions and address the problems of COVID-19 and climate breakdown, and is it possible, or even necessary, for the United States to re-engage fully in world affairs?


Location: Online

Price: Free

Time: 13:00 – 14:00 EST

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1/22 - Black & Multicultural Greek EMPOWERMENT! Summit | Virtual Edition


A Virtual Leadership Conference Experience uniquely designed for undergraduate members and campus-based professionals who advise CBFOs.


Price: $159 – $179

Location: Online

Time: Fri, Jan 22, 2021, 6:00 PM – Sat, Jan 23, 2021, 4:00 PM EST

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1/23 - Gentle Yoga for Terrible Times


Simple and accessible breathing exercises stretches and guided meditation for all bodies, minds, and spirits. NO EXPERIENCE necessary.


Price: Free

Location: Online

Time: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM PST

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1/23 - "Black Laughs Matter" Virtual Comedy Show


The live comedy scene has been devastated by the closure of all of the comedy clubs, so if you'd like to support black comics, join us for a special "Black Laughs Matter" online comedy show live from San Francisco.


Price: Free

Location: Online

Time: 8:00 PM PST

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1/24 - Travel Indoors! (Black Travel Summit Digital Sessions)


On January 24th, we will be meeting with Erick Cedeno aka the 'Bicycle Nomad,' to discuss:

  • The unexpected travel experience⠀

  • Riding through history; cycling the Underground railroad

  • Creating an adventure travel business

  • And much more...


Price: Free

Location: Online

Time: 1:00 PM EST

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