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Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Library Film Screening: "Saving Shaw School," 02/14/16

The Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Library, in partnership with Shaw Main Streets and the Friends of Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Neighborhood Library, will present a free screening of Carole Mumin's 2015 short film, "Saving Shaw School," on Sunday , February 14, 2016 at 3:00 PM. The library is located at 1630 7th Street, NW (corner of Rhode Island Avenue). Admission is free, no reservations are required, and refreshments will be served.

In "Saving Shaw School," Mumin, the acclaimed playwright of the Shaw musical "Where Eagles Fly," uses dialogue from Lorraine Hansberry's classic play "A Raisin in the Sun" to dramatize the neighborhood's struggle to resist the redevelopment of a treasured neighborhood institution into high end condominiums. Filmed in Shaw with many neighborhood residents appearing in the action, the 22 minute film brings to life a fight for the neighborhood's future.

"Saving Shaw School" is presented as part of the Shaw neighborhood libray's Black History Month programming.

A panel discussion about the film and the issues raised in it will follow the screening.