Split This Rock events took place at a number of venues around the city, and culminated with a march to The White House.
U Street/Cardozo on the Metro Green Line
Busboys and Poets
2021 14th Street, NW (corner of 14th and V Streets, NW)
Registration, workshops, and panel discussions will take place at Busboys and Poets, festival headquarters and sponsor. Busboys and Poets is a restaurant, coffeehouse, gallery, bar, performance space, bookstore, and gathering place for people who believe that social justice and peace are attainable goals.
Center for Community Change
1536 U Street NW, Washington, DC 20009
Panel discussions will be held at The Center for Community Change whose mission is to strengthen, connect and mobilize grassroots groups to enhance their leadership, voice and power.
The Thurgood Marshall Center for Service and Heritage
1816 12th Street, NW
The Thurgood Marshall Center is located in the historic Twelfth Street YMCA building, the former home of the first full service YMCA for African Americans in the nation. It was designed by one of the nation's first African-American architects, W. Sidney Pittman, son-in-law of Booker T. Washington and was built largely by African-American artisans.
U Street Neighborhood
Known as the “Black Broadway,” U Street is the historic center of African-American cultural life in Washington, DC. It was home to many clubs and theatres that featured such jazz superstars at Duke Ellington and Pearl Bailey. In the 1920s, DC poets such as Angelina Weld Grimke, Jean Toomer, and Langston Hughes wrote essential works on the African-American experience while living in the area. Recently, U Street has become the focal point for DC’s vibrant poetry and spoken word community; one can attend a reading or open mic almost any night of the week at restaurants, cafes, and nightclubs there.
Readings took place at Bell Multicultural High School, Flashpoint, and George Washington University.
Bell Multicultural High School
3101 16th Street, NW
The beautiful, new Bell Multicultural High School is located one block west of the Columbia Heights Metro station on the Green Line, at the corner of Irving and 16th Street, NW. The entrance faces 16th Street.
916 G Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001
Located just steps from the Gallery Place - Chinatown stop (9th & G exit) on Metro's Red, Green, and Yellow Lines, Flashpoint is accessible and easy to find. Flashpoint is a dynamic arts space dedicated to nurturing and growing emerging artists and cultural organizations.
George Washington University
Cafritz Conference Center
George Washington University
800 21st Street, NW
The Cafritz Conference Center is located on the third floor of the Marvin Center. The main entrance of The Marvin Center is located on 21st Street, NW, between H and I Streets, NW. Readings will take place in the Betts Theater and the Grand Ballroom. Directions and parking information at: http://cafritz.gwu.edu/Directions. Go to the GWU/Foggy Bottom stop on the Metro Orange and Blue Lines.
Maps of both areas and Metro maps will be included in registration materials. We highly recommend taking the Metro - www.wmata.com. Change from the Green Line to the Blue or Orange Line at L’Enfant Plaza. All festival sites are within easy walking distance of the Metro -Metro rides cost $1.65 each. We recommend that you buy a ticket with several trips on it, to save time. Machines in each station take cash and credit cards. If you’ll be sticking around longer than the festival for sight-seeing or lobbying, consider buying a 7-day pass for $22. These must be bought online at: http://www.wmata.com/riding/passes.cfm