West Wing Week: 06/19/15 or, “Her Map & Compass”
This week was Maker Week and Pollinator Week! The President was a busy bee himself. He stopped by a Congressional baseball game and a Congressional picnic, congratulated My Brother's Keeper mentees, and presided over the ceremonial swearing-in of Loretta Lynch as Attorney General. Meanwhile, the First Lady crossed the Atlantic in the name of Let Girls Learn and Let's Move! That's June 12th to June 18th or, "Her Map & Compass."
Thursday, June 11th
- On the eve of this week's West Wing Week, White House staff prepared for the National Week of Making, a week to lift up Makers and inspire students and adults across the US to learn new skills and pursue careers in design, advanced manufacturing, STEM and entrepreneurship.
- The President stopped by Nationals Park, home of the Washington Nationals, to watch some of this year’s Congressional Baseball Game.
Friday, June 12th
- The President received a wildfire briefing in the Situation Room.
Monday, June 15th
- The President took part in a ceremony to honor the young men who participated in the White House Mentorship and Leadership Program, as part of his My Brother's Keeper initiative.
Tuesday, June 16th
- The White House beekeepers celebrated honeybee pollination, which adds more than $15 billion in value to agricultural crops each year.
- The First Lady traveled to London to speak with UK leaders about improving access to education and empowering girls around the world as part of her “Let Girls Learn” Initiative.
Wednesday, June 17th
- The President held a ceremony at Warner Theater in Washington, DC, to formally install Loretta Lynch as Attorney General. She was sworn-in by Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor -- on the Bible of Frederick Douglass.
- The President called to congratulate the Golden State Warriors on their NBA Playoff win.
- The President welcomed to the Oval Office the recipients of the 2012 and 2013 Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Math, and Engineering Mentoring.
- The President welcomed 3,000 guests to the annual Congressional picnic, opening up the South Lawn to lawmakers and their families for BBQ and games.
Thursday, June 18th
- The President briefed the nation about the tragic shooting at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina.
- The First Lady traveled to Milan to attend the Expo Milano, where she celebrated the successes of her “Let’s Move” Initiative, as well as learned from other countries about their work to promote exercise and healthy eating.