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Happy Creativity Thursday – 3/21

Photo Credit: Art Museum of the Americas’ web site
Photo Credit: Art Museum of the Americas’ web site

Happy Creativity Thursday!

During Social Media Week DC in February, I attended the Hispanic Outreach 2013: How to Reach the Highly Mobile and Social Hispanic session hosted by Latinos in Social Media and Bixal at the Art Museum of the Americas (AMA) of the Organization of American States.

LATISM panel during Social Media Week DC session
LATISM panel during Social Media Week DC session

The session featured some of my favorite digital sisters: Julie Diaz Asper of Social Lens Research, Carla Hamilton Briceno of Bixal, and Jennifer Lubrani of LATISM. See photo above.

Museum of the Americas web site
Museum of the Americas web site

After the session, I visited the AMA’s exhibition, On Common Ground: Dominican Republic & Haiti which featured the works of emerging artists of Hispaniola, the island that these two countries share. I fell in love with the artwork at first glance! It reminded me of my 2011 visit to Haiti with the Heart of Haiti Campaign. Check out some of my favorite paintings from the exhibition below.

Painting from On Common Ground:Dominican Republic and Haiti exhibition
Painting from On Common Ground:
Dominican Republic and Haiti exhibition
Painting from On Common Ground:Dominican Republic and Haiti exhibition
Painting from On Common Ground:
Dominican Republic and Haiti exhibition

When you are in Washington, D.C., be sure to visit AMA, 201 18th Street, NW (by DAR Constitution Hall).

Have you been to a museum lately?

Which one?

What did you like most about your museum visit?

Are you planning to go to a museum this month? Let me know which one.

Thanks for stopping by!

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#InternetGeekTuesday Update – Ananda’s Social Media Week DC Schedule

Photo Credit; Social Media Week DC
Photo Credit; Social Media Week DC

Happy Social Media Week DC!

My Social Media Week DC adventures started yesterday with a visit to Judy’s Bar and Restaurant on 14th Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. Although Judy’s is located in my neighborhood and I have walked past it many times, it took the DC Comedy Writers vs. Social Media event to bring me inside.

Photo Credit: Judy's Bar and Restaurant
Photo Credit: Judy’s Bar and Restaurant

Once I was inside, I realized I had been missing out on some great Latin American cuisine. Judy’s is just the kinda neighborhood spot I’ve been searching for. It’s not too big or too crowded. The scene is cozy with delicious drinks and food. The margaritas will rock your world!

I attended the DC Comedy Writers vs. Social Media event for one reason only: TO LAUGH!!!! And guess what? I achieved my goal and learned how to write Instagram jokes with a creative team led by one of my digital brothers, Leon Scott, founder of ListenToLeon.net. I also witnessed the courage of several comedy writers try out their new work which focused on social media themes. If you missed the event, don’t fret. You can drop by Judy’s every Monday night at 8:30 p.m. to witness the creative storytelling efforts of the DC Comedy Writers. Click here to read a recent City Paper article about the group.

Photo Credit: SVELTE, LLC
Photo Credit: SVELTE, LLC

Starting tomorrow (which is #DigitalSisterhood Wednesday on Twitter — appropriate don’t you think?), I’ll be live tweeting from several Social Media Week DC events. See my schedule below. My live tweets will include key takeaways from sessions and photos of DC’s Tech Style. Be sure to follow me on @digitalsisterhd.  Also, follow @smwwdc and the hashtag #smwwdc to stay updated on all Social Media Week DC events.

Ananda’s Social Media Week DC Schedule:

Are you celebrating Social Media Week? What events are you attending or following on Twitter?

Enjoy #InternetGeekTuesday and Social Media Week!

Photo Credit: Allyson Kapin and Amy Sample Ward
Photo Credit: Allyson Kapin and Amy Sample Ward

PS: I am really excited about attending Allyson Kapin and Amy Sample Ward’s book launch party. Why? They are two of my digital diva sheroes!

FYI – Allyson was named 2012 Digital Sister of the Year – Empowerista.

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So excited that it’s Social Media Week DC!

Photo Credit; Social Media Week DC

Today marks the launch of the Social Media Week DC (the very first one), a week-long series of events featuring panels, workshops, Twitter chats, and parties. iStrategyLabs is the chief organizer of Social Media Week DC (#smwwdc – folks have also used #smwdc on Twitter).

When I looked at the schedule last week, I discovered so many amazing events.  I decided to check out a few events that really spoke to my interests.  Here’s what I plan to check out.

Are you planning to attend any Social Media Week DC events?

If you live outside of DC, are you going to any Social Media Week events in your local area (they are hosted in several big cities)?

Thanks for stopping by!  Enjoy your week!