- The Washington Times - Friday, August 28, 2009


On Martha’s Vineyard. No public schedule.


10 a.m. - Sri Lanka - The U.S. Institute of Peace and the Center for Strategic and International Studies hold a discussion on “Supporting Sustainable Peace and Reconciliation in Sri Lanka,” with Jehan Perera and Paikiasothy Saravanamuttu. Location: CSIS, 1800 K St. NW, fourth-floor conference room. Contact: 202/775-3184.

Noon - Minority business - The Minority Business Development Agency hosts National Minority Enterprise Development Week Conference on “Energizing the American Economy with Minority Business Enterprise.” Highlights include “State of Small Business” with Karen Mills, administrator, Small Business Administration. Location: Omni Shoreham Hotel, 2500 Calvert St. NW. Contact: 202/482-4690.

12:30 p.m. - Summer reading - Education Secretary Arne Duncan, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa P. Jackson and Labor Secretary Hilda L. Solis participate in the Education Department’s summer reading initiative. Location: Mount Vernon Commonwealth School, 2601 Commonwealth Ave., Alexandria. Contact: 202/401-1576.

2 p.m. - Abortion - Abortion opponents hold news conference titled “Abortion Is Not Health Care.” Speakers include Alveda King, Priests for Life and niece of Martin Luther King; Day Gardner, National Black Pro-Life Union; Kristen Day, national director Democrats for Life; Bishop Harry Jackson, senior pastor of Hope Christian Church; Pastor Dean Nelson, Network of Politically Active Christians; and Dr. Donna Harrison, obstetrician-gynecologist. Location: National Press Club, 529 14th St. NW. Contact: 718/980-4400.

Source: Associated Press

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