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October Events

   Join us for the next monthly meeting of the

What you need to know about DC’s “affordable housing” programs and who they really serve – and how to fight for deeply, permanently affordable housing in DC’s Comprehensive Plan and throughout the city’s planning & development processes 

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Expanding Access to Quality, Affordable Child Care in DC!

Community Meeting on Child Care Legislation 


Thursday, September 21st
6:30-8:30 PM
Eagle Academy PCS
3400 Wheeler Rd, SE 


Join us for a presentation and discussion with At-Large 
Councilman Robert White about what he hopes to achieve with passage of his legislation, the Bolstering Early Growth Investment Act of 2017

For more information on the bill and the City Council hearing Sept 27th go to http://dccouncil.us/events/enviromental-and-health-public-hearing

To RSVP for child care at the meeting please contact Parisa at (202) 234-9119 x 100 or parisa@empowerdc.org 

Cosponsored by Councilman Robert White, Empower DC, Eagle Academy PCS and Healing Broken Wings, Inc

Upcoming Event

Saturday, September 9th
1:30 – 3:30 PM
Anacostia Community Library 
1800 Good Hope Road SE

We are a network of DC organizations from across DC who are committed to combating racial, economic, and environmental injustice by reforming the DC planning, development policies and practices that perpetuate these injustices.
To RSVP or for more information contact:
Parisa at 202-234-9119 ext 100
parisa@empowerdc.org
***Childcare Available***

Seeking New Dedicated Board Members


Are you committed to growing and sustaining Empower DC?  We are a vehicle for the people of DC to build organized political power in order to effectively fight back against the displacement of low income people and combat institutionalized racism throughout our city.  

The Board is responsible for keeping the organization on point financially and legally, making sure that we have the resources and stability necessary to carry out our work and mission.  This is a role for people who are firmly dedicated to what we do.  Nominees will be vetted by the Board Nominations Committee and then brought before a membership vote at the Annual Meeting, scheduled for mid October.

Are you the one, or do you know someone who would be great for our Board?  If so please submit your 
nomination before our August 11 deadline.
 
To be eligible you must be a member of Empower DC.  If you have never joined in the past you must join by July 21 (three months before the Annual Meeting) in order to qualify.  Dues are $10 per year. Click here to become a member.
 
If you have questions about the Board please contact Parisa at parisa@empowerdc.org or (202) 234-9119 x 100.

Voices from Barry Farm

From left to right: Paulette Matthews & Detrice Belt
Barry Farm residents know the value of their neighborhood, their neighbors and of Public Housing.  We’ve been interviewing residents to get a sense of why remaining on the property during the redevelopment of Barry Farm and keeping it as Public Housing is important. Detrice Belt and Paulette Matthews have been organizing to save their community for years now.  They are strong leaders for Barry Farm and for the Public Housing community in general . Click the link below to check out what they have to say about their community and what needs to happen there in the third installment in a series we’re calling Voices from Barry Farm:

Photos & audio courtesy of Daniel del Pielago.