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Enslaved at the Georgetown Hotel – Three Generations of the Clarke Family
February 27, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Thursday, February 27th
City Tavern Club
All UVA alumni, friends, and parents are invited to a special presentation at the City Tavern Club in Georgetown on February 27th given by Ms. Yvette LaGonterie. Please note that reservations are required in advance by February 19th, 2020. Registration is free of charge but limited, so reserve your spot now!
The City Tavern Preservation Foundation is pleased to present this special program that is of particular significance to our building.
Ms. LaGonterie has retired from a 37-year federal career where she held senior positions in immigration policy and operations, international affairs, and homeland security. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of Reading Partners DC, a literacy organization that provides one-to-one tutoring to over 950 District of Columbia grade school students. She is also a Reading Partners tutor. Ms. LaGonterie earned a B.A. in Mass Communications, with a minor in African American History, and a Master’s degree in public administration. In her retirement, she is pursuing her interest in African American history and genealogy by undertaking research on behalf of her extended family, connecting them with the historic building located at 3206 M Street NW, currently the home of the City Tavern Club.
The City Tavern Preservation Fund is a 501(c)(3) organization established for the purpose of the historic preservation of the City Tavern building in Georgetown and for the provision of education and access to all.
For more information, please contact Boo Devanny (CLAS ‘17) at firstname.lastname@example.org