Events – City Unmasked

“City Unmasked” – A Book and Documentary Premiere

Humanities Council of Washington, DC
Friday, May 1, 2009
5:30 – 8:00 p.m.
in cooperation with the German Historical Institute, Washington, DC

Moderator: Breyuna Williams, Miss Black D.C. 2009

Invited panelists:
•    Samuel Biyo, Soul of the City Student
•    Martin Klimke, German Historical Institute
•    Anke Ortlepp, German Historical Institute
•    Priscilla Ward, Soul of the City Student
•    Ellie Walton, Chocolate City, Filmmaker

Special Guest:
•    Chuck Brown (“The Godfather of Go-Go” )
Go-Go is a genre of funk music developed in and around Washington, DC.


About Soul of the City

Soul of the City is a leadership program geared toward the development of D.C. youth as tomorrow’s leaders and community innovators. Soul of the City is designed to guide young adults to take pride in their neighborhoods and their city and to be informed, confident and able to speak out as community leaders.

The program is a week-long, intensive exploration by Washington, D.C. students and their environment. It has evolved into a 2-tiered academy where experience Soul of the City alumni begin research and leadership development months in advance.

Incoming students (aged 14-18) are then guided by their peers and by humanities experts to explore the various themes throughout the week.


Soul of the City Students’ Transformative Documentary:

“City Unmasked”  (2009)

Images from the Event