Nerds In NoMa

January – March 2019

January 15, 6:00–8:00 p.m.
Nerds in the Making: Experimental & Traditional Learning in NoMa Schools
NoMa has many assets and amenities, but did you know that excellent public schools with diverse approaches to K-8 education are located here? With curricula that focus on character-building, expeditionary learning, sustainability and environmental stewardship, college prep, and bilingual education, each institution has found success in its mission. Hear from four area educators how they help students grow and succeed at every level.
>>>Moderator: Ahnna Smith | D.C. Workforce Investment Council
Panelists: Michelle Johnson, principal | Mundo Verde PCS; Caroline Mwenda-Baker, principal | Two Rivers Charter SchoolShaunte Jennings, assistant principal | Langley Elementary SchoolLawrence Dance, assistant principal | McKinley Middle School
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• February 12, 6:00–8:00 p.m.
A Deaf Revolution: Design for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
D.C. prides itself on being a city of inclusion and equality, and businesses here are constantly adapting to meet employees’ and customers’ needs. We’ll talk with some that are adapting “deaf space” design practices, including Streetcar 82 Brewing Co., the District’s first deaf-owned brewery. You’ll learn simple ways spaces can be more accommodating, the difficulties of creating a deaf-run business, and some of the city’s plans to aid in the growing “deaf space” revolution.
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• March 12, 6:00–8:00 p.m.
Comic Converts: The World of Comic Illustrators in D.C.
Telling stories through narrative illustrations and words is a centuries-old art that continues to thrive everywhere — including D.C., where there are a number of comic art practitioners. Some do it only as a private passion, while others manage to get paid for their creative endeavors. We’ll dive into the local scene to learn what motivates artists, how they find ways to make money, and where the industry is headed.
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Nerds In NoMa is sponsored by Advantage Financial Federal Credit Union

Light bites provided by Stellina Pizzeria
Sweets provided by Insomnia Cookies

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