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Dec
12
Tue
Neighborhood Coat Drive @ Metropolitan Medical Building
Dec 12 @ 8:00 am – 6:30 pm
Neighborhood Coat Drive @ Metropolitan Medical Building | Washington | District of Columbia | United States

Coats can be dropped in the building in the lobby from 8 am to 6:30 pm Monday through Friday.

Join Ambassador Harriet Elam-Thomas at the Shepherd Park Library @ Shepherd Park Library
Dec 12 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Join Ambassador Harriet Elam-Thomas at the Shepherd Park Library @ Shepherd Park Library | Washington | District of Columbia | United States

The Friends of the Shepherd Park Library will host Ambassador Harriet Elam-Thomas.

Ambassador Elam-Thomas, the former US Ambassador to Senegal, will be speaking on “Cultural Competence in Foreign Affairs” based on her new book Diversifying Diplomacy:  My Journey from Roxbury to Dakar. 

Diversifying Diplomacy tells the story of Harriet Lee Elam-Thomas, a young black woman who beat the odds and challenged the status quo. Inspired by the strong women in her life, she followed in the footsteps of the few women who had gone before her in her effort to make the Foreign Service reflect the diverse faces of the United States. The youngest child of parents who left the segregated Old South to raise their family in Massachusetts, Elam-Thomas distinguished herself with a diplomatic career at a time when few colleagues looked like her.

Elam-Thomas’s memoir is a firsthand account of her decades-long career in the U.S. Department of State’s Foreign Service, recounting her experiences of making U.S. foreign policy, culture, and values understood abroad. Elam-Thomas served as a United States ambassador to Senegal (2000–2002) and retired with the rank of career minister after forty-two years as a diplomat. Diversifying Diplomacypresents the journey of this successful woman, who not only found herself confronted by some of the world’s heftier problems but also helped ensure that new shepherds of honesty and authenticity would follow in her international footsteps for generations to come.

Here is a video of her speaking at on University of Central Florida television program; She’s a terrific speaker and an inspiration to students.

Dec
13
Wed
Neighborhood Coat Drive @ Metropolitan Medical Building
Dec 13 @ 8:00 am – 6:30 pm
Neighborhood Coat Drive @ Metropolitan Medical Building | Washington | District of Columbia | United States

Coats can be dropped in the building in the lobby from 8 am to 6:30 pm Monday through Friday.

Dec
14
Thu
Neighborhood Coat Drive @ Metropolitan Medical Building
Dec 14 @ 8:00 am – 6:30 pm
Neighborhood Coat Drive @ Metropolitan Medical Building | Washington | District of Columbia | United States

Coats can be dropped in the building in the lobby from 8 am to 6:30 pm Monday through Friday.

Dec
15
Fri
Neighborhood Coat Drive @ Metropolitan Medical Building
Dec 15 @ 8:00 am – 6:30 pm
Neighborhood Coat Drive @ Metropolitan Medical Building | Washington | District of Columbia | United States

Coats can be dropped in the building in the lobby from 8 am to 6:30 pm Monday through Friday.

Dec
18
Mon
Neighborhood Coat Drive @ Metropolitan Medical Building
Dec 18 @ 8:00 am – 6:30 pm
Neighborhood Coat Drive @ Metropolitan Medical Building | Washington | District of Columbia | United States

Coats can be dropped in the building in the lobby from 8 am to 6:30 pm Monday through Friday.

Dec
19
Tue
Neighborhood Coat Drive @ Metropolitan Medical Building
Dec 19 @ 8:00 am – 6:30 pm
Neighborhood Coat Drive @ Metropolitan Medical Building | Washington | District of Columbia | United States

Coats can be dropped in the building in the lobby from 8 am to 6:30 pm Monday through Friday.

Dec
20
Wed
Neighborhood Coat Drive @ Metropolitan Medical Building
Dec 20 @ 8:00 am – 6:30 pm
Neighborhood Coat Drive @ Metropolitan Medical Building | Washington | District of Columbia | United States

Coats can be dropped in the building in the lobby from 8 am to 6:30 pm Monday through Friday.