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Special Director’s Circle Passes: A Day in the Life of a People 8/28

Thank you so much for your generous support as a Member of the Director’s Circle of the National Museum of African American History and Culture.

We are pleased to offer a limited number of exclusive Director’s Circle passes to our next community day.

This day-long series of events is inspired by director Ava DuVernay’s cinematic installation, August 28: A Day in the Life of the People, which looks at African American history through the lens of six significant historical events that all transpired years apart on August 28th.

A Day in the Life of a People

The March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom Took Place 1963
August 25, 2018
11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

1833: Escaping Enslavement
Capture history in this hands-on timeline activity for all ages1955: Because of Emmett Till
Learn from this mixed media presentation1961: Mr. Postman Delivers and Other Hits!
Enjoy DJ music celebrating this landmark Motown album and more

1963: Why Do We March? 
Create your own sign in this activity for all ages
Outside the Museum and thus available without passes

2005: When Disaster Strikes 
Participate in this group building activity based upon re-building the Lower Ninth Ward after Hurricane Katrina

2008: We Are the Change
Share your thoughts on a message board for everyone in the Museum to read and contemplate

For more information, please visit our website.

Passes are limited and available on a first come, first served basis.

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Photo credit: Pin-back button for the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture.


Save the Date ~ Join us for Orca Month 2018!

This June marks the 12th annual Orca Awareness Month here in the Pacific Northwest! Join Defenders and our friends in the Orca Salmon Alliance as we kick off this year’s festivities with a fun, free, family-friendly event.

Celebrate one of our region’s most iconic wildlife species – the critically endangered Southern Resident Orca – and learn what you can do to help the species in the wild.

Enjoy music, face-painting, Mike the 25-foot-tall Orca, speakers, storytellers and fun activities for all

I look forward to seeing you soon!


Robb Krehbiel Robb Krehbiel
Northwest Representative
Defenders of Wildlife


P.S. Want to stay up to date on all the latest wildlife news and events in Washington? Join our Northwest Facebook group!


Rally with Amazonian Leaders to Tell California to Go Fossil Fuel-Free!

California’s oil and gas production is harming communities from the Ecuadorian Amazon to Richmond, California. Gloria and Manari Ushigua, Sápara indigenous leaders, will join Bay Area allies to expose the impacts of the fossil fuel economy on both people and our shared planet.

We will gather outside of the Chevron refinery in Richmond – one of the state’s biggest polluters – to highlight that company’s toxic legacy in Ecuador and its role in causing ongoing destruction from the Amazon to California.

Thursday, May 17th @ 8 am

Chevron Refinery
525 Castro Street in Richmond

Save the Date: 6/8/2017

World Oceans Day

June is here and the summer season is close at hand. Get ready to celebrate all the fun festivities June has to offer with gifts and gear from Defenders! We have everything you need for the month ahead and to kick-off your summer. Mark your calendars with this month’s celebrations and get ready for some fun in the sun!

Remember, proceeds from every purchase go to support our work to protect and restore the wildlife and wild places you care about. Whether it’s on Capitol Hill, in the courthouse, or in your backyard, Defenders fights tirelessly to protect and defend wildlife. Together we can change the future for wildlife!

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