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February 5, 2016 / Ciara Myers, Editor

Friday roundup – February 1 through 5, 2016

THIS WEEK IN PHILANTHROPY
– The Eugene & Agnes E. Meyer Foundation‘s president and CEO Nicky Goren, and Board Chair Josh Bernstein, shared why the Meyer Foundation is working to address systemic racial inequity through their strategic plan and alongside WRAG through the Putting Racism on the Table series. (Daily, 2/1)

THIS WEEK IN HEALTH
– Brian Castrucci, Chief Program and Strategy Officer of the de Beaumont Foundation made the case for pursuing a career in governmental public health in his most recent blog post. (HuffPo, 1/27)

– Why Are So Many Middle-Aged White Americans Dying? (Atlantic, 1/29)

THIS WEEK IN THE ARTS
– The  Smithsonian Institution announced that the National Museum of African American History and Culture is slated to open September 24, 2016. A week-long celebration is also planned to mark the opening of the new landmark museum. (WBJ, 2/2)

– One of  Ward 8’s “best-kept secrets,” the thriving Anacostia Arts Center brings hope to the area  surrounding it. (WaPo, 1/28)

Opinion: One writer discussed the slotting, tokenism, and dehumanization he witnessed in the nonprofit theater sector. (NPQ, 1/29)

 


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Is this how surgeons eat junk food?

– Ciara

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