- The Washington Times - Friday, April 6, 2007


At the Bush Ranch in Crawford, Texas


8:30 a.m. Bureau of Labor Statistics releases the employment situation for March 2007. Location: 200 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/606-5902.

10 a.m. — Census Bureau releases the wholesale trade for February 2007. Location: 1401 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.


10 a.m. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission holds a meeting on fiscal 2007 budget allocations for the state and local programs. Location: EEOC Office Building, 1801 L St. NW. Contact: 202/663-4070.

1 p.m. National Marine Fisheries Service holds a meeting to receive public comments on the Draft Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement for the Marine Mammal Health and Stranding Response Program. Location: Silver Spring Metro Center, Building 3, Room 1311-B, Silver Spring. Contact: 301/713-2322.


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


Not in session. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.


Not in session. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.


China’s engagement with Africa — all day The Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) and American University host a conference on “China’s Engagement with Africa: Opportunity and Challenge.” Events begin at 8:30 a.m.

Highlights — 9:15 a.m. — Panel discussion on “The Scope of China’s Engagement with Africa,” with Pang Zhongying of Renmin and Nankai universities; David Goldwyn of Goldwyn International Strategies and Stephen Morrison of Center for Strategic and International Studies.

1:30 p.m. — Panel discussion on “Governance and Security,” with Ian Taylor of the University of St. Andrew’s; Ndubisi Obiorah of the Center for Law and Social Action in Nigeria; Hillary Thomas-Lake of LTL Strategies; and Stephen Schwenke of Georgetown University and SAIS.

Location: SAIS, Nitze Building, 1740 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/663-5676.

Climate change — 6 a.m. EPA Administrator Stephen L. Johnson; White House Council on Environmental Quality Chairman James Connaughton; National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Administrator Conrad Lautenbacher; and Sharon Hays of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) hold a conference call briefing to discuss the second IPCC report, “Climate Change 2007: Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability.” Location: None given. Contact: 202/492-7533.

Technology conference — 8 a.m. The Nonprofit Technology Network holds its annual 2007 Nonprofit Technology Conference focusing on “Reinventing Politics: Creating Social Change From the Ground Up.” Location: Omni Shoreham Hotel, 2500 Calvert St. NW. Contact: 413/687-9577.

Reactor safeguards — 8 a.m. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission holds a meeting of the Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards. Location: Two White Flint North, Conference Room T-2B3, Rockville. Contact: 301/415-7364.

Threats and challenges of war and peace — 9:30 a.m. Howard University holds a conference on “Political Violence, War and Terrorism in the 21st Century: Addressing the Threats and Challenges of War and Peace in an Integrating World.” Location: Howard University, Main Campus, Browsing Room, Founders Library, 500 Howard Place at Sixth Street Northwest. Contact: 202/238-2330.

EEOC meeting — 10 a.m. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission holds a public meeting to announce notation votes and to discuss the fiscal 2007 budget allocation for fair employment practices agencies. Location: EEOC, 1801 L St. NW. Contact: 202/663-4900.

Gun violence — 10:30 a.m. D.C. Mayor Adrian M. Fenty and City Council member Jim Graham hold a press conference to kick off “Guns Aside,” an aggressive awareness campaign to address gun violence. Location: Outside the John A. Wilson Building, 1350 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/723-2200.

Purple Hearts — 11:45 a.m. The Walter Reed Army Medical Center hosts a ceremony to present nine soldiers injured in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom with Purple Hearts. Location: Walter Reed Army Medical Center, 6900 Georgia Ave. NW, Joel Auditorium. Contact: 202/782-8474.

Economic state — 1 p.m. Assistant Treasury Secretary Phillip Swagel holds a briefing to review economic indicators from the last month and discuss the state of the U.S. economy. Location: Treasury Department, 1500 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Room 4121. Contact: 202/622-2960.

Black world — 1 p.m. The Institute of the Black World holds a press conference to announce its “Transforming America’s Dark Ghettos: A Martin Luther King — Malcolm X Community Revitalization Initiative.” Former Delegate Walter Fauntroy, D.C. Democrat; Devine Pryor, co-founder of the Nu Leadership Policy Group at Medgar Evers College participate. Location: Busboys and Poets, 2120 14th St. NW. Contact: 917/690-7525.

Ephemeral lives — 3:30 p.m. The Library of Congress holds a discussion on “Ephemeral Lives: Using Printed Ephemera to Document Print Culture in Antebellum Baltimore.” Location: LOC, Jefferson Building, 10 First St. SE. Contact: 202/707-2692.

• Compiled by FIND/AFP and The Washington Times

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