Friday, October 15, 2010

Events in the community

Lots of interesting meetings and events are taking place through the end of October November, including fora on child health, poverty and economic disparities, and building a sustainable Ward 8.   Events include a fall festival and picnic.
  • 2nd District of Columbia Citywide Pediatric Health Forum, October 22:   This event is being held from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm at the ASAE and Center for Association Leadership building (1575 I St NW).   Sponsored by Children’s National Medical Center, District of Columbia Primary Care Association (DCPCA), and Department of Health, this second forum will focus on the development and implementation of a shared agenda to respond to the report Health and Health Care Among District of Columbia Youth.
  • Maury Elementary's annual fall festival, October 23:   This DC public school's event is being held from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm and will feature a cook-off, a cake walk, face painting, and an assortment of games and food.
  • 1st Annual DC Youth Justice Day picnic, October 23:   This event takes places October 23 from Noon - 2:00 pm at Anacostia Park (1900 Anacostia Dr SE).
  • DCFPI Forum: Who is Low-Income In DC? A Demographic Profile of DC’s Low-Income Population, October 26:   This event will present the key findings of a new DCFPI report that details the demographic make-up and work experience of low-income DC residents as well highlighting how better jobs can help DC residents improve their economic opportunities.   More information about the event, including the panelists and how to RSVP are on the DCFPI web site.
  • PSA 402 office hours:   To handle the demand for answers about recent criminal activity in this PSA, 4D's Lieutenant Dickerson is hosting office hours October 28 from 6:30 - 7:00 pm immediately before the monthly PSA meeting.   Lieutenant Dickerson will hold the office hours in the
    Fourth District station's Community Room.
  • Community forum, "How Do We Create Vibrant, Sustainable East of the River Communities?":   This event is being held October 30 from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm at THEARC (1901 Mississippi Ave SE).   Co-sponsors—The Anacostia Coordinating Council, Ward 8 CM Marion Barry, Ward 8 Environmental Council, and the Sierra Club—and community members will explore issues, ideas and actions that can be taken to shape the future of the places we live.   Attendees will look at ways to make local neighborhoods healthier, safer, greener, more livable, and more prosperous for ourselves and our children.
  • "What is Asset Building for working families in a down economy?", November 15:   This Capital Area Asset Builders forum will examine what wealth creation opportunities still exist for working families in the District, highlight promising efforts here and elsewhere around the country, and offer a chance to re-examine our traditional strategies for wealth building.   The full agenda and registration information is on the CAAB web site.

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