Special Event

Ribbon Cutting Online Event

Thursday, October 22, 2020 | 11:00 a.m.

This virtual ceremony to commemorate Planet Word’s public opening will feature remarks by Planet Word founder Ann Friedman and Mayor Muriel Bowser. It will also include appearances by actress Anna Deavere Smith and spoken word artist Charity Blackwell, as well as a musical performance from Renee Fleming, freestyle hip hop from rapper Christylez Bacon, and a poetic dedication written for the occasion by Naomi Shihab Nye. Expect surprise appearances from other prominent Planet Word supporters.