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NEA Press Club - Lily_Garcia_hi-res

Lily Eskelsen García, president of the National Education Association, plans to speak on what the Trump education agenda means for students and public schools at a National Press Club Headliners Luncheon on Friday, Sept. 8

Lunch will be served at 12:30 p.m., with remarks beginning at 1 p.m., followed by a question-and-answer session ending at 2 p.m. Tickets are $25 for Club members, who may purchase up to two tickets at this rate, and $39 for all other non-member tickets. Please click here to purchase tickets. For questions, please email reservations@press.org or call (202) 662–7501. Tickets must be paid for at the time of purchase & tickets most likely will NOT be available at the door.

The NEA is the nation’s represents three million teachers and school employees who work in K-12 schools and higher education at U.S. public colleges and universities.

For more information, please visit the “NEA President Speaks” events page, on the National Press Club’s website.


Since 1982, The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) National Heritage Awards have been honoring some of the most renown men and women in our country’s folk and traditional arts.

Friday night, the NEA will honor the 2011 National Heritage Fellows at the Music Center at Strathmore.  The NEA National Heritage Fellowships Concert is a free concert that celebrates American folk artists for their contributions to our national cultural mosaic.  For 30 years, the National Heritage Awards Concert has featured recipients of the nation’s highest honor in the folk and tradition arts.  This year’s celebration will not only feature the 2011 honorees including: a saxophonist playing Bulgarian wedding music, Taiko drummers, and Mardi Gras Indians in full regalia; but it will also feature Warner Williams, a Piedmont Blues musician who grew up in Takoma Park, MD and currently resides in Gaithersburg, MD.  Mr. Williams is a guitarist and songwriter who spent his entire career in Maryland and is a master of the Piedmont blues, an art form unique to this region.