Monday, March 20, 2017

Starting the week off right (March 20)

  • The Department of Human Services is holding a discussion on the impact on homeless folks of the closure of Martin Luther King, Jr. Library. The event takes place Wednesday, March 29 from 1:30-4:00 pm at First Congregational United Church of Christ (945 G St NW).
  • D.C. Policy Center is the new think tank, policy wonk hub in town.   Founded by Federal City Council, D.C. Policy Center "has a singular focus on the D.C. economy and demographics."   Yesim Taylor, formerly with the OCFO, is the ED.   Sign up for their emails.
  • CM Brianne Nadeau (Ward 1) is inviting the community to join her Monday, March 20 from 6:00-8:00 pm at Cardozo Education Campus (1200 Clifton St NW) for her Ward 1 Community Conversation.   The CM will present her priorities and then attendees, in small groups, will have the opportunity to provide feedback.   According to the meeting annuncement, "The ideas and conversations from the event will help guide the Councilmember's legislative agenda for the coming year."   Questions should be directed to Claudia Barahona, Constituent Services Director, or (202) 724-8181.
  • Attend the DC premiere of Unseen Enemy, a documentary about the growing threat of global infectious disease Sunday, April 2 from 3:00-7:00 pm.   RSVP for Unseen Enemy.
  • Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton is commemorating Women's History Month at the Thursday, March 30, 11:00 am-12:30 pm panel discussion "Feminism: Alive and Well: A Conversation on What Women Want Today."   The event is being held at Trinity Washington University (125 Michigan Ave NE).   Norton and the panelists will engage Trinity students on the major issues and challenges facing women today, including pay inequality, child care, sexual harassment, reproductive rights, division of work between parents, single mothers, and more.   This event is free and open to the public.
  • Mayor Bowser's 2017 State of the District Address will be delivered Thursday, March 30 at 5:30 pm.   Attend in person (University of the District of Columbia Theatre of the Arts) (RSVP) or watch on Channel 16 or on the online District of Columbia Network.    Still to be determined are the drinking game rules.   Share your ideas on Twitter (@susiecambria).

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Changes to the blog

Starting today, I will be posting less.   Granted, I've not been posting every day for awhile, but that's because I've been sick (nothing awful).   If there is particular content you want to see, let me know via email.   One thing I will continue is to #Storify Helder Gil's DC Register tweets.

Saturday, March 11, 2017

March 11-12: Weekend activities in Wards 7 and 8

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If you don't follow @anacostiarivpk on Twitter, or subscribe to one or both of their newsletters—APACC Blog: Wards 7 & 8 News, Action, Images; Building Capacity in Wards 7 and 8—you are missing out.

Take the recent blog post #ShapeAnacostiaPark March 6, 2017 #Storify.   It captures the energy in the room and documents the information shared at their recent stakeholder meeting on making recommendations so NPS can implement the Anacostia Park management plan.

Some of the highlights from the meeting:

Starting this week, APACC will share additional updates on the meeting including an infographic, meeting notes, and more!

Pay attention to APACC to learn the history of Anacostia Park and River, the ways community organizations and members can be and are involved in shaping the future of these community assets, and take advantage of action opportunities to improve this gem of DC.