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Each spring, the Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization hosts the only international conference dedicated to eliminating asbestos caused diseases. This year, I’m thrilled to announce a fabulous addition to our regularly scheduled conference programing: a group trip to the one and only Newseum in Washington, DC!
Details for the event are at the bottom of this blog, but read on to learn a bit more about this fantastic place:
The Newseum is a one-of-a-kind museum that highlights the role of a free press within democratic society. Located on Pennsylvania Avenue, right in between the White House and the Capitol, the Newseum is a jewel of downtown DC’s famed museum circuit. Its exhibits focus on major national and international events through the lens of the media. When we go in April, we will see galleries focused on the civil rights movement of the 1960s, the attacks of 9/11, the FBI, and the history of news technology through the ages. The Newseum also hosts a segment of the Berlin wall, complete with the original resistance art painted onto the wall by West Berliners.
Asbestos victims have suffered an immeasurable corporate cover up, so we know better than most how crucial a free press is to a healthy and safe society. Often, the media is our only line of defense against asbestos polluters pumping out propaganda. In fact, at our 2018 conference we will be recognizing trailblazing journalists with our new Andrew Schneider Memorial Lecture, named in honor of one of the most important journalists ever to report on the American asbestos disaster.
You’ll be treated to a private guided tour of the museum from 2 – 4 p.m. before heading back to the conference hotel for a casual group dinner. We’ll travel by bus into DC, and folks that aren’t interested in attending the museum can feel free to hitch a ride and explore downtown DC during the tour.
Our Friday group activities allow for conference attendees to meet and mingle ahead of the academic programming on Saturday. Since we know some of you won’t arrive until later in the day on Friday, we’re also hosting a group dinner at the conference hotel so everyone has a chance to break the ice and get connected.
I hope you’re as excited as I am for this event — the Newseum is one of my favorite museums in the world and I can’t wait to experience it with all of you!
WHAT: 2018 AAPC Friday Group Trip to the Newsuem and Dinner
WHEN: Friday, April 13, 2018 from 1:15 – 5:30 pm
- 1:15 pm: Meet in lobby of conference hotel
- 1:30 pm: Depart hotel by bus
- 2 pm: Arrive at Newseum in downtown DC
- 2 – 4 pm: Private Newseum Tour
- 4 pm: Depart Newseum
- 4-5 pm: Scenic bus tour of DC on the way back to hotel
- 5:30 pm: Arrive back at the hotel
- 6:30 pm: Group dinner at hotel (details to come)
TOUR: Departs from Marriott Arlington Renaissance View; 2800 Potomac Ave, Arlington, VA 22202
DINNER: Marriott Arlington Renaissance View
WHO: All registered AAPC attendees are invited
WHY: Mingle and learn with fellow AAPC attendees! What more reason do we need?