Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Two important events

  • The Ward 8 Dems' 29th Biennial Convention is taking place September 17 from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm at Savoy Elementary School (2400 Shannon Pl SE).   The event is for Ward 8 voters and the general public (citywide) and features local businesses, government agencies, and nonprofit exhibitors.

    The first part of the convention is dedicated to W8 Dems business, the second to learning.   Workshop subjects include redistricting, statehood, youth engagement, and social networking.

    The agenda and registration are on Eventbrite.   Information about vendor and exhibitor opportunities is available from Angela M. Copeland via email.

  • The Gray Panthers of Metropolitan Washington is holding their 2011 Annual Geraldine Brittain Award for Community Service on September 24 from 3:00 – 5:00 pm at Watha Daniel Public Library (1701 8th St NW).   Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless executive director Patty Mullahy Fugere is the 2011 awardee.   The event is free and open to the public.

    Speakers will include Michael O'Neill of Community Council for the Homeless speaking on "Homelessness in the District" and Darryl Moch of Labor Heritage speaking on "Joblessness and how it Leads to Homelessness."