- The Washington Times - Friday, June 24, 2005

TODAY’S HEADLINERS

Religious education — 10 a.m. — The U.S. Institute of Peace holds a discussion titled, “Religious Education, Modernization and Conflict: Indonesia, Pakistan and the Philippines.” Saleem Ali, University of Vermont; Jeffrey Milligan, Florida State University; John Raines, Temple University; Christine Fair, USIP; and Taylor Seybolt, USIP, participate. Location: USIP, 1200 17th St. NW. Contact: 202/457-1700.

Tsunami relief — 10:30 a.m. — United Nations and the U.N. Foundation hold a discussion titled, “Tsunami Relief and Reconstruction: The U.N. Working Together.” Susanne Frueh, Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs; Richard China, Food and Agriculture Organization, participate. Location: 2172 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/454-2106.

PRESIDENT BUSH

Meets with Iraqi Prime Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari with joint news media availability to follow at the White House.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

8:30 a.m. — Bureau of the Census releases the advance report on durable goods — manufacturers’ shipments and orders for May. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.

10 a.m. — Bureau of the Census releases the new residential sales for May. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

9:30 a.m. — Nuclear Regulatory Commission holds a meeting to receive a briefing on the Equal Employment Opportunity Program. Webcast, www.nrc.gov. Location: NRC, Commissioners’ Conference Room, 11555 Rockville Pike, Rockville. Contact: 301/415-7380.

10 a.m. — Veterans Affairs Department holds a meeting of the VA Facilities Advisory Committee on Structural Safety to receive appropriate briefings/presentations on natural hazards and fire safety issues that are particularly relevant to facilities owned and leased by the department. Location: Export Import Bank, Room 442, 811 Vermont Ave. NW. Contact: 202/565-9370.

SUPREME COURT

No oral arguments scheduled. Contact: 202/479-3211.

SENATE

In session. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

HOUSE

Meets at 9 a.m. to consider the “Departments of Labor, HHS, Education and Related Agencies Appropriations Act for Fiscal 2006.” Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

GENERAL AGENDA

Gender inequality — all day — American Friends Service Committee’s Africa Program holds the second annual Bill Sutherland Training Institute for Africa Advocates, “Gender and the Politics of Inequality.” Events begin at 8 a.m.

Highlight — 9 a.m. — Sara Longwe, 2003 Africa Prize Laureate, “Women and Conflict in Africa”

Location: Kellogg Conference, Gallaudet University, 800 Florida Ave. NE. Contact: 215/241-7168.

ADA convention — all day — Americans for Democratic Action holds its ADA Annual Convention, “We the People: Voices of American Liberalism,” Events begin at 8 a.m. Highlights — 8 a.m. — Sen. Barbara Boxer, California Democrat, opening plenary speaker

9 a.m. — Rep. Jim McDermott, Washington Democrat, and president, ADA

9:30 a.m. — Rep. Diane Watson, California Democrat; John Isaacs, president, Council for a Livable World; Joe Cirincione, Carnegie Endowment; and John Pike, GlobalSecurity.org, “Provide for the Common Defense”

11 a.m. — Rep. Rush D. Holt, New Jersey Democrat; Hans Johnson, moderator; Nan Aron, president, Alliance for Justice; and Jackie Johnson, executive director, National Congress of American Indians

noon — Rep. Michael M. Honda, California Democrat, luncheon speaker

3 p.m. — Rep. Sherrod Brown, Ohio Democrat; Rep. John Conyers Jr., Michigan Democrat; Rep. Janice Schakowksy, Illinois Democrat; Bill Holayter, chairman and ADA board member; and Leon Lynch, vice president, United Steelworkers

Location: Holiday Inn Georgetown, 2101 Wisconsin Ave. NW. Contact: 202/785-5980 or 703/624-2275.

No Child Left Behind — 8 a.m. — The Civil Rights Project at Harvard holds a press briefing on a new book, “NCLB Meets School Realities: Lessons From the Field,” which describes NCLB in practice. Gary Orfield; Gail Sunderman; Jimmy Kim; Christopher Tracey; David Shreve, NCSL; John Jackson, NAACP; and Richard Kahlenberg, Century Foundation, participate. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 617/496-6367.

Chamber of Commerce — 8:30 a.m. — U.S. Chamber of Commerce holds an end-of-term Supreme Court press briefing. Maureen Mahoney, partner, Latham and Watkins LLP; and Carter Phillips, managing partner, Sidley Austin Brown and Wood LLP, participate. Location: USCC, 1615 H St. NW. Contact: 202/463-5682.

Mental health care — 9:30 a.m. — Progressive Policy Institute holds a forum titled, “Parity-Plus Mental Health Care: A Progressive Way To Fix America’s Public and Private Mental Health System.” Rep. Patrick J. Kennedy, Rhode Island Democrat; Paul Dennett, American Benefits Council; Cynthia Folcarelli, National Mental Health Association; Andrew Sperling, National Alliance for the Mentally Ill; David Kendall, senior fellow, PPI; and Art Levin, fellow, PPI, participate. Location: PPI, 600 Pennsylvania Ave. SE. Contact: 202/547-0001.

Health care speech — 10 a.m. — National Press Club hosts a speech by Gov. Phil Bredesen, Tennessee Democrat, on health care and other domestic issues. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 615/741-3763.

Women’s rights — 10 a.m. — Center for Strategic and International Studies holds a discussion on the importance of women’s rights in post-Taliban Afghanistan. Masuda Sultan, Women for Afghan Women; Rick Barton, CSIS Post-Conflict Reconstruction Project; Carol Yost, Women’s Empowerment Program, Asia Foundation; and Teresita Schaffer, CSIS South Asia Program, participate. Location: CSIS, B-1 Conference Level, 1800 K St. NW. Contact: 202/775-3242.

Trade forum — 10 a.m. — National Association of Manufacturers holds a forum on the link between international trade and jobs. Martin Baily, senior fellow, Institute for International Economics; Jerry Jasinowski, president, the Manufacturing Institute, participate. Location: NAM, 1331 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/637-3090.

Book discussion — 10 a.m. — Progress and Freedom Foundation holds a book discussion with Adam Thierer, author of “Media Myths: Making Sense of the Debate over Media Ownership.” Susan Ness, former FCC commissioner, participates. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/289-8928.

Health fair — 10 a.m. — Friendship Terrace Retirement Community holds its Senior Health Fair 2005, with screenings for bone density, stroke and blood clots. Location: Friendship Terrace Retirement Community, 4201 Butterworth Place NW. Contact: 301/938-5520.

Journalists briefing — 11 a.m. — European Union Delegation of the European Commission to the United States holds a weekly “Entre Nous” Friday briefing for journalists. Location: EU-Washington, Press Room, 2300 M St. NW. Contact: 202/862-9523 or 202/862-9549.

Botanical lecture — noon — U.S. Botanic Gardens holds a lecture with William Bryant Logan, author, titled “Oak: The Frame of Civilization.” Location: U.S. Botanic Gardens, 100 Maryland Ave. SW. Contact: 202/226-4082.

Jazz concert — 5 p.m. — National Gallery of Art continues its fifth annual “Jazz in the Garden” series with Jerry Gordon. The series runs every Friday through Sept. 16. Location: National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden. Contact: 202/842-6359.

Compiled by FIND/AFP and The Washington Times


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