Occasions: Learn the way YOU could make larger Washington even larger – Better Better Washington


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Whether or not you’re a brand new arrival or a DC veteran, the methods by which the District works (or doesn’t work) generally is a thriller. Unravel the enigma with GGWash’s DC 101, a full of life workshop that gives you the information, instruments, and encouragement to be an advocate for safer streets, expanded housing, and extra. Sure, DC might be larger — and you’ll assist make it occur!

Be part of us on Might 20 at 1440 G Road NW (GGWash’s WeWork) to start out taking step one in native advocacy. This occasion is free (donations appreciated) and is open to all. If you’re not already a member of the GGWash Neighborhood, we hope you’ll use this as a motive to hitch.

Different occasions from across the area:

Monday, Might 6

Discover neighborhood round truthful housing: DC’s Division of Housing and Neighborhood Growth desires to “perceive and discover options for truthful housing points, together with however not restricted to discrimination, segregation, equal entry to reasonably priced and protected properties, entry to transit, good colleges, and wholesome neighborhoods, and points confronted by voucher holders and public housing residents.” To that finish, they’re “engaged on a good housing evaluation of the District… together with the Poverty & Race Analysis Motion Council and the Legal professionals’ Committee for Civil Rights” they usually now need “all residents to come back out and voice [their] views and experiences” about what truthful housing means to them.

You might have a number of choices to assist them out by becoming a member of any one among their upcoming neighborhood conferences:

Monday, Might 6, 6:30 pm to eight:30 pm, on the Cleveland Park Library (3310 Connecticut Ave NW)
Tuesday, Might 7, 6:30 pm to eight:30 pm, on the Dorothy I. Top/Benning Library (3935 Benning Rd NE)
Thursday, Might 9, 6:30 pm to eight:30 pm, on the Anacostia Neighborhood Library (1800 Good Hope Rd SE)

Wednesday, Might eight

Be taught concerning the economics of inclusionary housing: Be part of Grounded Options Community for a free webinar that can debunk the myths and clarify the information of inclusionary housing (IH), presenting the most recent IH trade analysis and discussing how actual property economics are affected by IH insurance policies. Presenters embrace Artwork Rodgers, from the District of Columbia Workplace of Planning and Aakash Thakkar, EYA Senior Vice President of Land Acquisition and Growth.

Social gathering for a great trigger. Be part of After-College All-Stars, a charity that gives free after-school applications to low-income center colleges in DC, for an evening of recognition and celebration. Funds raised from the Rising Stars profit will go towards offering complimentary programming. A cocktail reception can be adopted by the formal program which can embrace musical and inventive performances, in addition to speeches from Ward eight college students.

Saturday, Might 11

Cease and odor the flowers: The Rosslyn Enterprise Enchancment District (BID) is internet hosting the the first-ever Rosslyn Blooms! Flower Competition, a premier spring flower market. Holley Simmons, the artistic thoughts behind the gorgeous floral preparations She Loves Me will carry her lovely and distinctive flower creations to Central Place Plaza in Rosslyn for a day full of enjoyable and actions for all ages.

Get housing sources and discover ways to take motion: MANNA, a nonprofit that helps low and reasonable revenue individuals purchase housing, and their Housing Advocacy Staff for a Housing Truthful and City Corridor. The 2-part program contains useful resource tables and workshops that present training, and a set of audio system that can assist attendees gear up for motion.

Tuesday, Might 14 and Thursday, Might 16

Say no to wider highways: There are a number of extra alternatives to weigh in on Maryland Governor Larry Hogan’s toll lane widening plan. The Maryland Division of Transportation State Freeway Administration (MDOT SHA) has held some public conferences to debate the mission; this on-line interactive map reveals its scope. The assembly supplies can be found on-line, and there is a chance present suggestions on-line as nicely.

For those who’d slightly weigh in in particular person, there are two extra public conferences:

Tuesday, Might 14, 2019, 6:30 – eight:30pm at Oxon Hill Excessive College (6701 Leyte Drive in Oxon Hill, MD 20745)
Thursday, Might 16, 2019, 6:30 – eight:30 pm at Seneca Valley Excessive College (19401 Crystal Rock Drive in Germantown, MD 20874)

Take a look at extra urbanist occasions at ggwash.org/calendar. Do you’ve gotten an occasion you’d wish to see featured within the weekly occasions submit? Submit it right here.

Jane Fiegen Inexperienced is the Growth Director at Better Better Washington. With a PhD in historical past and a background in affiliation administration for a scholarly society of historians, she works to carry sustainable income streams to help GGWash’s information and advocacy. She lives within the Pentagon Metropolis neighborhood of Arlington along with her husband and son.

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