Play on Black-Hispanic Relations
Three local arts organizations will present a community play on black-Hispanic relations in the Mount Pleasant neighborhood. "The Thirteenth Summer of William and Pilar" is the story of two teenagers who become unlikely best friends when William, an African American child new to the neighborhood, meets Pilar, a Latina who has lived in Mount Pleasant her entire life.
The play, put together by the Young Playwrights' Theater, GALA (Grupo del Artistas Latino Americanos) Hispanic Theater and the African Continuum Theater Company, will be performed at 6 p.m. Saturday and at 3 and 7 p.m. Sunday at the GALA Hispanic Theater, 1625 Park Rd. NW. Tickets are free, but reservations are recommended. Call the GALA Hispanic Theater at 202-234-7174 or the Young Playwrights' Theater at 202-387-9173.
Howard University Hospital and La Clinica Del Pueblo have established a community health care partnership. The goal is to help the hospital reach out to the District's Hispanic community.
Under the partnership, the hospital will pay for and staff a primary care residency program at La Clinica Del Pueblo. The university has also contributed funds to La Clinica Del Pueblo's "Building a Healthy Future," which is assisting in completing renovations on the clinic's 15th Street NW site by next summer.
The Capitol Hill Restoration Society is sponsoring an education forum from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday in the basement of St. Peter's Catholic Church, Second and C streets SE.
Representatives from Capitol Hill's public, charter, parochial/religious and independent schools will discuss their programs.
Hearings on School Issues
The D.C. Board of Education will conduct a series of public hearings at 6:30 p.m. at its office on 825 North Capitol St. NE.
Issues and dates of the hearings are: board governance, Nov. 8; personnel and payroll, Nov. 15; special education transportation, Nov. 22; facilities' long-range plan, Nov. 29; charter schools, Dec. 6; parent issues including local school restructuring, parental involvement, security screening for volunteers and school uniforms, Dec. 13; and dropout prevention and academic achievement, Dec. 20.