West Wing Week: 12/16/16 or, “We’ll Meet You on the Other Side.”

Welcome to the West Wing Week, your guide to everything that’s happening at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. This week, the President signed the 21st Century Cures Act, sat down for a Daily Show interview, and hosted two Hanukkah parties. That’s December 9th to December 16th or, “We’ll Meet You on the Other Side.”

Advancing Equity for Women and Girls of Color

This will bring together a range of stakeholders from the academic, private, government and philanthropic sectors to discuss ways that we can break down barriers to success and create more ladders of opportunity for all Americans, including women and girls of color. We will look back at the Obama Administration’s work to advance equity for women and girls of color, and look forward to innovative solutions and exciting place-based work that is happening throughout our country.

Generational Experiences of Asian Americans

The program will highlight the generational experiences of Asian Americans, including Japanese-Americans placed in internment camps during World War II, as well as modern day challenges facing the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) and Muslim, Arab, Sikh, and South Asian (MASSA) communities today.

White House Hidden Figures Event

The White House invites you to tune in for an event highlighting Hidden Figures in the history of space exploration. The event will feature the stories of individuals who have made significant contributions to human space flight, space science, and innovation but who have not often had their stories told. The event will also include a Q&A with the cast and crew of the movie Hidden Figures and remarks from Administration officials.

12/15/16: White House Press Briefing

White House Press Briefings are conducted most weekdays from the James S. Brady Press Briefing Room in the West Wing. Press Secretary Josh Earnest, Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers Jason Furman and Deputy Press Secretary Jennifer Friedman will discuss the Economic Report of the President.

President Obama and President Pavlopoulos Toast

Athens, Greece

Evening Hanukkah Reception

Evening Hanukkah Reception

President Obama Speaks at the MBK Summit

1. MBK Is Here to Stay: Ensure the BYMOC field and other key stakeholders understand that the work of MBK will continue after the Obama
Administration, and showcase the infrastructure, resources and leadership that will sustain and scale the effort going forward.
2. Spotlight What’s Working: Celebrate the accomplishments of the MBK initiative and how youth have been impacted since the launch of MBK.

Afternoon Hanukkah Reception

Afternoon Hanukkah Reception

12/14/16: White House Press Briefing

White House Press Briefings are conducted most weekdays from the James S. Brady Press Briefing Room in the West Wing.