We can’t wait to see you at Cheers to You!, our annual Juneteenth kickoff and donor appreciation reception on June 16, 2023, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the UDC Amphitheater (4340 Connecticut Ave. NW). Hors d’oeuvres and cocktails will be served. 


Lift Every Voice and Sing – DioMara

Dance Performance by Taratibu Youth Association

Welcome remarks from Robert Newman ’14

Remarks by Dean Twinette Johnson

Remarks by Christina Batipps, Joyce Batipps Book Scholarship Endowment

Spoken word by Dr. Omekongo wa Dibinga

Singing Performance by DioMara

Closing remarks by Dean Twinette Johnson

Dance Performance by Taratibu Youth Association

Music and dancing


Getting to the Amphitheater


Parking is available at the Van Ness garage at UDC



Provide driver with address:

4340 Connecticut Ave. NW



Take the Red Line to Van Ness-UDC


H2 – Crosstown Line

L1 – Connecticut Avenue Line

L2 – Connecticut Avenue Line


For Rideshare, Metrorail and Metrobus: The UDC Amphitheater is located behind the law school at 4340 Connecticut Ave. NW. behind the UDC Tennis Courts and next to the UDC Theater of the Arts.



From the garage, walk north across Dennard Plaza. The Amphitheater is to the left, between the E.B. Henderson Athletic Center and the UDC Tennis Courts.

Read about the scholarships your gifts help support


Taratibu Youth Association
SmokeDatt Barbecue
DioMara, singing "Lift Every Voice and Sing"

Photo and Video Release

We will have photographers and videographers on site at the event. They will be capturing images for use in social media, the UDC Law website and other marketing channels. 



Please review the University of the District of Columbia Photo and Video Release.

This special event is exclusively to celebrate you and your commitment to the UDC Law family; therefore, it is invitation only.

For more information, email lawalumni@udc.edu.

About the DC School of Law Foundation

The District of Columbia School of Law Foundation is a publicly supported 501(c)(3) non-profit founded in 1993 to promote excellence in public legal education in the District of Columbia, specifically through provision of financial support for the students, faculty and programs of the the District of Columbia David A. Clarke School of Law.