District Connections October 2020 Newsletter

September 29, 2020

What is District Connections?

District Connections was created out of a desire to connect you to Washington D.C. and to your peers. Although so much has changed in our current world, that connection is still so important. The following curated list is meant to create opportunities for you to learn more about D.C. and hopefully engage with your peers in new and exciting ways. 

The National Zoo

8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. daily

The Smithsonian's National Zoo has reopened to the public! To visit in person, you can follow the link below. To visit virtually, or to see the incredibly adorable Giant Panda baby, click here.


Ina Garten

Conversation with Helen Cooper

October 13, 2020 7:00 p.m. EST

In Modern Comfort Food Ina Garten offers 85 new recipies that are not only nourishing but also emotionally satisfying. Join her conversation with Helene Cooper, Pulitzer Prize winning correspondent for The New York Times as they talk about Ina's new book, life and career. 



District Connections

A Post Event Conversation

October 13, 2020 9:00 p.m. EST

In a peer led conversation, join other students to talk about Ina's conversation with Helen Cooper, her cookbook and career.


Claire Saffitz

Conversation with David Tamarkin

October 22, 2020 7:00 p.m. EST

In her first cookbook, Dessert Person, the Bon Appetit and YouTube sar offers wisdom, problem-solving strategies and more than 100 recipies. Join her conversation with David Tamarkin, Chief Editor of Epicurious, an online recipe curation website.


Upcoming Events

100 Years of Women Voting 


October 1, 2020 12:00 p.m. EST

Esteemed historian & legal scholar Martha S. Jones will deliver a keynote speech on the impact of women in American Government and public life over the last century.


National Trans Visibility March


October 3, 2020 1:00 p.m. EST

The National Trans Visibility March will celebrate the courage it takes to live openly and authentically, while raising awareness about the discrimination Trans people face.


Hillwood Estate Museum & Gardens 


October 10, 2020 12:00 p.m. EST

Join a virtual tour of Marjorie Post's incedible collection of art, archival images, videos and collection highlights hosted by a collection expert.


D.C. Mondays: The Cabinet


October 19, 2020 12:00 p.m. EST

In this online talk, author Lindsay Chervinsky shares the story of George Washington's creation of the Presidential Cabinet, that which remains a model for others till this day.