Thursday, June 30, 2011

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Public Hearing for PSA Boundary Realignment

On July 6th, the Committee on Public Safety and Judiciary will be holding a public hearing on the MPD realignment boundaries.

Wednesday July 6, 2011, 12:00 PM
Council Chambers
1350 Pennsylvania Ave NW

The public can either testify in person or submit written testimony against or in support of the new boundaries. The full public notice is below. Ms V highly recommends submitting something, even if it is one sentence that says "I support the boundaries for MPD-6 District as proposed on June 13, 2011".

july6_mendelson_mpdboundaryrealignment


In case you missed it, here are the proposed PSA boundaries for MPD - 6th District presented by Commander Contee earlier this month. The proposal is below, but click here for a description of the changes.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Not in My Backyard

No seriously... Don't even think about it. It's that time of the year when fireworks go off all hours of the night. The Fairfax Village IV parking lot (located off Pennsylvania Ave SE) is the hot spot for residents from Maryland and across Pennsylvania Ave to shoot of fireworks. Not this year. The board voted to ban all fireworks (legal and illegal from the parking lot, including the alley, and garages. If you see anyone, please call 911. MPD has already been alerted that we aren't allowing any fireworks on our property.

Here is information from MPD about fireworks safety.



Monday, June 27, 2011

National HIV Testing


According to the Department of Health, "in 2009, there were 755 new cases of HIV/AIDS and 16,721 persons are living with HIV/AIDS in the District of Columbia or 3.2% of all District residents." African Americans make up a disproportionate number of people living with HIV/AIDS.

KNOW YOUR STATUS - get tested at one of the testing sites below for free.
USE PROTECTION - while condoms aren't 100% protection against HIV/AIDS, STDS or pregnancy, there are way too many of you going raw dog (without any protection). Strap up and protect yourselves.


National Council of Negro Women /
American Healthcare Foundation (AHF) Blair Underwood Clinic
Free HIV testing; Live radio broadcast, entertainment, and music
633 Pennsylvania Ave., NW
Call (202) 383-9192 for more information.

Family and Medical Counseling / Bread for the City
Free HIV testing
1640 Good Hope Rd., SE
Call (202) 889-7900 for more information

Damien Ministries / Transgender Health Empowerment
Free HIV Testing
2200 Rhode Island Ave, NE
10 am – 4 pm

The Women’s Collective / United Medical Center
Female condom education, distribution, and Free HIV Testing All Day starting at 9:30 am
at United Medical Center: 1310 Southern Avenue, SE

Whitman-Walker Clinic
Free HIV Testing; Max Robinson Center; 2301 Martin Luther King, Jr., Ave.
9 am – 4 pm
(202) 678-8877

Whitman-Walker Clinic
Free HIV Testing; Elizabeth Taylor Medical Center; 1701 14th St, NW
9 am – 6 pm
(202) 745-7000

Dark Girls Documentary



I know this isn't really related to "Life in the Village", but I wanted to share. This documentary called "Dark Girls" will premier at the Black Film Festival in Nashville, TN this October. Documentaries like this underscore the need for the Black community to learn to love ourselves as God made us.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Speaking out against the Okie Doke

In case you've been under a rock for the last few months, the District has been going through redistricting. At yesterday's Council hearing, a last minute amendment to move all of Woodley Park to Ward 3 was added. The plan was approved 8-5 (Bowser, Thomas, Alexander, Barry, Orange).

Ms V hasn't said much about redistricting, because at the end of the day boundaries don't matter. My community and social ties don't have boundaries.

BUT what happened yesterday was an okie doke to the nth degree. The move of Woodley Park to Ward 3, makes Ward 3 just shy of the maximum population, while Ward remains slightly above the minimum. Ms V gives a shout out to Councilmember Muriel Bowser (Ward 4) for standing up and calling a spade a spade. She spoke with passion and conviction.

Here's what a Ward 7 residents has to say.

I am sitting back and watching as the CM and by extension the Gray administration is rapidly going down in flames. At some point and soon they have to come to the realization that things are off-track and some major assistance and support is needed from their base. As politicians and career politicians at that they are hopefully smart enough to know that in times of great distress in politics you retreat and regroup to your base and that is Ward 7.

In less than 6 months the Gray Administration has been in office it is almost dead and buried. With a probe into the hiring practices leading to a Federal and Congressional investigation. A recall effort is already underway how insulting is that and to add further salt to the wounds the poll numbers released the other day were abysmal and unheard of ever in DC politics. How much lower can they get it looks like this entire administration is in total freefall with a vote of no confidence in the Mayors leadership ability.

Just when things appear hopeless as if the Mayor would never be able to regain his footing along comes the redistricting plan and a "Waterloo" opportunity presents itself. The Mayor has to VETO the redistricting bill to restore his credibility and to also return some of the luster from the Character, Integrity, and Leadership mantra from the Campaign. Back then the Mayor's approval ratings were sky high and things were great for him. I am sure he wants to return to that time and he can. The path is clear as day, VETO the redistricting bill shows leadership by recognizing the lack of integrity in a bill that minimizes the votes of Ward 7 while maximizing the votes of Ward 3. That would show Character as well.


VETO the redistricting bill is Huge. It would stop the bleeding and place the administration on firmer footing. Think of it as a Stimulus to relieve the pressure and begin the road to recovery. Also it would rally the troops who are otherwise angry and discouraged.

A VETO is the only way I can see the administration can save itself moving forward and we should all take the time to convey this message to him via phone,text, email, personal visit or whatever. Just get him the message..

VETO the redistricting bill

Gregori Stewart

Monday, June 20, 2011

Ward 7 Bikes: Out of the mouth of Babies


"I like to ride bikes"



"Biking is Fun"


*Ms V had the permission of the parent to video the young girls. The parent was standing next to me during the interview.

Ward 7 Bikes: Teen Talk


He bikes everywhere.



He's been popping wheelies since he was 8.

Ward 7 Bikes: Voices of Adults

Here is some video from the WABA bike repair clinic.


Hillcrest resident wants to bike more often.


Southeast resident wants safe places to bike.


Twining resident wants to lose weight

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Brakes and chains and tires.... Oh My

The Washington Area Bicyclist Association (WABA) held a free Bike repair clinic in Ms. V's stomping grounds. Ms V put on the bike helmet and biked to the parking lot of Skyland Shopping Center. In case you are wondering, the 'fro does fit under a helmet. A squished 'fro is better than a squashed brain (just saying).

Throughout the afternoon, volunteers repaired well over 20 bikes. Most repairs were tire or chain related. Ms V tried to stay out of the way, but if you know me then you know I couldn't resist talking to people.

Ms V talked to an older gentleman who said he decided to get his bike out the basement for repair so he can ride again. He wants to see more bike racks East of the River (I promised I didn't plant that seed..... *snicker*). One woman said she wants to see more safety improvements for bicyclists and pedestrians (That wasn't me either.... or was it?)

The best part of the day was being able to talk to the young people. Some little boys were just sitting watching. Others helped WABA volunteers with the bike repairs. Even the little girls jumped in on the bike repair action.

It was a great afternoon. I got a few people on video. Some teaser photos below. For more photos visit the HCCA Transportation Committee blog (shameless promotion of the committee)





Happy Juneteenth and Happy Father's Day

Juneteenth is the celebration to commemorate the end of slavery in the U.S. It started in Galveston, Texas in 1865. On this Father's Day, I'd like to thank my forefathers for enduring the trip across the Atlantic, enduring years of slavery, standing strong during Jim Crow, fighting for civil rights, demanding to be called a man, and raising two great people that I call my parents. You set the bar of excellence and I hope that I live a life that makes you proud when you look down from above.


For more information about Juneteenth, please visit the junteenth website.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Well at least you were warned

DDOT has issued a traffic advisory for July.... Traffic is going to be horrible. That's all.... Read full advisory on HCCA Transportation Committee blog (Shameless promotion)

The Gentrification of Chocolate City

On Thursday June 23rd, Ms V will on a panel discussing "The Gentrification of Chocolate City - Reality vs Perception". Here's the info from Thursday Network of the Greater Washington Urban League.

Gentrification. Defined as "a process by which middle-class people take up residence in a traditionally working-class area of a city, changing the character of the area", it takes on additional significance in our great city of Washington DC. Socioeconomic, racial, and political lines are drawn over the changes to this city and our collective future as residents of the region.

Join Thursday Network for our June General Body Meeting: "The Gentrification of Chocolate City - Reality vs Perception" on Thursday, June 23rd at the National Public Radio Building.

Come find out what Gentrification actually is, gain information about revitalization and renewal efforts in DC, and discuss the future of our city. Our speakers include Veronica Davis, a Partner at Nspiregreen, LLC and contributor to the Greater Greater Washington website; and Jalal "Jay" Greene, Vice President for The Community Builders, Inc. - the nation's largest nonprofit urban housing development firm - and former Director of the DC Department of Housing and Community Development.


What: The Gentrification of Chocolate City - Reality vs Perception
Thursday Network June General Body Meeting

Date: Thursday June 23, 2011

Time: 6:45 PM

Where: National Public Radio Building
635 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20001

Closest MetroRail Station: Gallery Place - Chinatown (Red, Yellow and Green lines)

Parking: FREE - enter the garage from Massachusetts Avenue

For more information contact Hakimu Davidson, Personal & Professional Development Chairperson, at ppd@thursdaynetwork.org

Thursday, June 16, 2011

18th Annual Hillcrest Garden Tour

It's that time of the year again. Time for the Annual Hillcrest Garden Tour!!!!!

The 18th Annual Hillcrest Garden Tour
June 18th, 2011
10:00 - 12:00 pm
Meeting up at 31st Street SE and W Place SE


Our guided walking tour leaves promptly at 11:00am from 31st Street and W Place SE Washington DC 20020. Refreshments will be served at the end of the tour and bottled water will be available along the tour route.

Tickets are $12.00 in advance of $15.00 on the day of the tour.

Tickets are available 2 ways:

1. On line at http://www.hillcrestdc.com/paygardentour.htm

2. In person on the day of the tour for $15.00 donation


For more information: visit www.hillcrestdc.com or the facebook page.

Ms V will be there.... Hope to see you!!!

Peace Ride on Saturday

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Recap: MPD Realignment Meeting

Tonight was the MPD Realignment meeting for the Sixth District. Ms V was doing double meeting duty. My night started at the 11th Street Bridge Community Communications Meeting, which I'll recap another night. The meeting finished early, so I decided to zip across town to the MPD Meeting. I was delayed by the accident at Minnesota Ave and Randle Circle. From what I could see one car was on its side and the other was smashed on the passenger side. But I digress.....

I arrived at the realignment meeting just in time for Chief Lanier to explain why all this was happening. To be clear, POLICE DISTRICT REALIGNMENT HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH WARD REDISTRICTING. Chief Lanier explained that realignment decisions were based on number of crimes, volume of calls for service, manpower/womanpower, and natural boundaries to name a few.

Commander "I Keep it Cool" Contee provided an overview of changes to the Sixth District
  • PSA 601: A portion of 603 will move into 601. It will expand to include all of the area wedged between the Anacostia River and I-295
  • PSA 602: Is considered a mega-PSA and it has 35% of the crime in 6D. It will be split into two PSAs, 602 and 608. The split will put Lincoln Heights and Clay Terrace in two different PSAs. Since PSA 602 already has 2 Lieutenants, no new Lieutenant is needed.
  • PSA 603: Portion that was west of I-295 was moved into 601
  • PSA 604: Portion South of Alabama Ave will move to 605
  • PSA 605: Will expand North of Fort Dupont Park to include the park some residential areas north of the park
  • PSA 606: Fairfax Village is located in 606. Our PSA boundary is unchanged
  • PSA 607: The area bounded by Minnesota Ave, Naylor Road and Good Hope Road will move into the Seventh District

Chief Lanier stated the final decision is about five months away. Here are the handouts with more detailed information. If you have issues with the PSA boundaries or support the boundaries, make your voice heard. Contact Commander Robert Contee at robert.contee@dc.gov.

Other notables in attendance: Assistant Chief Groomes, Assistant Chief Durham, Seventh District Commander Maupin, Councilmember Mendelson, Councilmember Alexander. There were some other MPD in white shirts, but I don't know their names. I'm assuming they were top brass.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Curbside Cupcake in Ward 7 this week

On Tuesday June 14, Curbside Cupcake's Pinky 2 will be making it's first stop at the DOES Building/Minnesota Ave Station. Usually, they make the first stop around 10:30am. Track Pinky 2 via facebook and twitter for exact time and location

Please support so we can get more food trucks in Ward 7.

Ms V loves Red Velvet

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Fight Childhood Obesity


If your child is out of shape, please consider sending them to this FREE Summer Camp. Ms V is not affiliated with the organization, but I fully support getting some of our kids involved in the program.

ACHIEVE Kids Tri is a six-week FREE summer camp here in DC where they teach youth ages 9 - 14 nutrition, fitness, and life long exercise habits through the sport of triathlon. Their demographic is 99% Black.

They are looking for more kids from Wards 7 and 8, especially girls. Please pass this information.

Their website for DC camps: http://achievekidstri.org/find-a-camp/achieve-washington-dc-established-2007.html

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Police Realignment Meeting

MPD Sixth District (or Sixth Wonder as Ms Julia calls it) will be hosting a police realignment meeting.

June 13, 2011. 7pm
Sixth District Station
100 42nd Street NE

For more information on the realignment, visit MPD website. Please come out.

Dust off your bike


I know some of y'all have a bike (or 2) collecting dust in your garage or basement. Come out to the FREE bike repair clinic hosted by the Washington Area Bicyclist Association (WABA) to get it fixed. Maybe Ms V can talk you into getting back into riding. If my smile doesn't woe you, please consider donating your bike once its repaired.

The HCCA Street, Traffic, and Transportation Committee (aka Ms V) will be in attendance, so be sure to say hi.

Sunday June 19, 2011
1:00-4:00 PM
Skyland Shopping Center
(look for the WABA tent)

Monday, June 6, 2011

Yoga returns to Hillcrest

Join Fellow Ward 7 resident and blogger for yoga every month from 7-8pm at the Hillcrest Recreation Center.

Recap: Penn-Branch Gala

Although Ms V lives in Fairfax Village/Hillcrest, I try to share news in the ward. Ms Geraldine Washington has given me permission to share her recap of the Penn Branch Citizens/Civic Annual Dinner.

This is the day the Lord has made. Let us rejoice and be glad in it! Before, I hurry off to morning services, I'd like to give a recap of last night's Penn Branch Citizens/Civic Annual Dinner and Dance held at the Navy Yard. Headed by my neighbor, Gilbert Bussey, the association's officers, particularly Ms. Penn Branch herself, Alberta Paul, did a wonderful job of hosting the affair which included honoring outstanding Penn Branchers, like Mr. Howard Greene and Sally Thornton, both who have served as block captains for approximately 40 years respectively. Plaques of recognition as well as live plants were given as appreciation and thanks for their service. Business owner Paula Haynes and others were also recognized.

Reamer Shedrick served as Master of Ceremonies and proved to all that our neighborhood is pregnant with many untapped talented folk and unsung heroes and heroines. Though Shedrick, who was slated to be the evening's Master of Ceremonies, arrived late to the dinner, Irv Kelly, who admittedly was not prepared for the task as he left all of his MC jokes at home, was a very capable stand-in. Nonetheless, Shedrick's penitence for his tardiness was to serenade the audience with a song - which he performed accapella. His perfectly pitched rendition of "To God Be The Glory" proved to be nothing more than a slap on the wrist as he skillfully and quickly dispatched those of us listening to a spiritual chamber of thankfulness and gratitude. He was so moved himself, at the song's end, he gave unadulterated and total praise to God for the things he had done for him. It was inspiring indeed.

If the buffet of crispy fried chicken, finger-licking spare ribs, succulent green beans, sweet candied yams, fresh garden salad, creamy macaroni and cheese, dinner rolls, and lemon ice tea didn't make you happy and glad (at least, last night) to be to be Penn Brancher, the coconut, lemon meringue, and sweet potato pies, carrot and chocolate cakes for desert made you want to renew your membership for the next ten years. Speaking of that, who's the membership clerk? I need to pay up and forward.

After dinner, the dance floor was opened up by Mr. Entertainment himself, no not Jackie Wilson, but MC Reamer Shedrick, who by the way, throughout the rest of the night, never heard a song he couldn't dance to. Neighbors showed their dancing skills or lack thereof, line dancing, hand dancing and free-styling. Those walks around the neighborhood must be paying off because no one's backs, knees, or hearts gave out on the floor. Even Mayor Vincent C. Gray, who dropped by to extend well wishes, showed off his highly publicized hand dance skills and honestly, I'll have to give credit where it is due....that young lady dancing with him was good! Seriously, the Mayor handled her like Fred Astaire handled Ginger Rogers.

Also on hand to deliver expressions of thanks and acknowledgment were At-large Councilman Phil Mendelson who has always supported our community both on issues and at events. He visited each table and greeted neighbors as he is such a kinder and gentler fellow of sorts and I was very appreciative of his praise of my testimony given at the Redistricting Roundtable on June 1. He's no doubt earned my support for his re-election. That's right...you stroke me, I'll vote for you.

Our very own councilwoman, Yvette Alexander, also addressed her constituents and contributed tickets with parking to the Nationals games to winners of the raffle. It was a complete joy to see and speak to so many neighbors. My sister, Col. Carolyn Washington, who is stationed out of the country serving in the military, is visiting and was surprised to discover she and Judith Gee, seated right next to us, are both Bennett (College) Belles. Most of their night was spent reminscing of other Belles and the like.

Though I never heard a last call for alcohol, it must have been time for the Neighborhood Watch because by 10 pm, neighbors began hugging, kissing, and bidding farewell. Some time later, it was plain to see that I and my sister were among the last dustings of folk left but we were still so enjoying the music, we stayed. But, I knew it was time to go, when the DJ, Gregory Gray, started playing, "Meet Me With Your Black Drawers On!"

At that point, we left. I had to hurry home and change.

Have a wonderful day, all!

Recap: Can we talk?

On Thursday June 2, the US Attorney's Office hosted a faith based approach to criminal justice discussion. Ms. Geraldine Washington has a great recap of the event.
Last evening, my sister and I attended a very informative, engaging, and well-planned event at The Pennsylvania Avenue Baptist Church in Penn Branch that featured U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia Ronald C. Machen Jr. and staff. Sincere appreciation and thanks are extended to Rev. Kendrick Curry, Senior Pastor and First Lady Rev. Karen Curry who opened the doors of their church once again to enrich and educate residents on issues often neglected and left untouched by the faith community. Special acknowledgments also go to Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency, MPD, East of the River Clergy, Police, Community Partnership and East of the River Community.

The session, "Can We Talk?" gave presentations and insightful dialogue about the criminal justice system and what our role as citizens is in it. There was also a panel discussion with a bevy of dedicated law enforcement notables (US Atty Ron Machen, Asst. US Atty. Michelle Jackson, 6D Cpt. Regis Bryant, 7D Cmdr. Joel Maupin), faith leaders (Rev. Donald Isaac, Rev. Kendrick Curry), and our very own, Veronica Davis, of Fairfax Village who quite articulately shared with the audience her community's trials and triumphs of ridding her neighborhood of an alleged drug dealer.

I was especially moved by the testimonies given by Patsy Spier, Victim Outreach Specialist, Office of Justice for Victims of Overseas Terrorism, National Security Division and Julia Dunkins, founder of Survivors of Homicides. Each pricked my heart with their first-hand accounts of violence that claimed the lives of family members and how their resolve to "do something" transformed them into revered drum majors of citizen participation and activism in the efforts of law enforcement.

Bookending the event were spiritually uplifting musical selections by The Pennsylvania Avenue Baptist Church Choir and at the night's end, we all were collectively experiencing and enjoying a Kumbaya moment singing "Reach Out and Touch Somebody's Hand." And as many times as I reached out, somebody was touching me.

Oh, what a feeling!

Thursday, June 2, 2011

No more pedestrian accidents

Tell Mayor Gray "Make our Streets Safe", by signing this online petition.

Ms V testified on Enforcement of Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety in her role as the HCCA Street, Traffic, and Transportation Chair. We need more voices in this fight.

Year-to-date 254 pedestrians/bicyclists have been struck by motor vehicles in the city. In case you are keeping tabs, we are only 153 days into the year. In the Hillcrest community we've had 4 pedestrians hit in the last 12 months: 2 at 32nd St & Alabama Ave and 2 children at 36th Place & Alabama (in front of Anne Beers Elementary School). The most recent pedestrian hit in our neighborhood was on Friday May 27, 2011.

Please sign the petition to let Mayor Gray know that Hillcrest and Ward 7 was safe streets.

Redistricting: Thoughts on Moving to Ward 8

Ms. Anderson shares her thoughts on the prospect of moving to Ward 8 as part of redistricting.

Here are my thoughts on redistricting. Currently I am in Ward 7. I live at Marbury Plaza. I think it is a done deal that I will be in Ward 8. I am not particularly happy about it but I am not devastated. When I moved here in 2001, I was in Ward 6. I remember asking people who in the heck was Sharon Ambrose. Not once during the time I was in Ward 6 did I ever see this woman at any event I attended. I was happy when we were moved to Ward 7. I will not believe the rumor that CM Alexander has promised to keep Marbury Plaza in Ward 7 until and if it happens.

Right now Ward 8 is the poorest ward in the city. This dubious honor has resulted in the ward being overlooked in terms of economic development. However, this is due to change. There are several major economic development projects slated for the ward that (in my opinion) will radically change the make-up of the ward (racial and economic). It may take ten years to see some of the changes but they will happen. We have already seen some of the changes along Martin Luther King, Junior Avenue. If this is going to be my ward then I want my voice heard regarding these projects as well as the areas that will be impacted by the development, such as affordable housing, education, transportation and city services.

I know there are a lot of people who do not want to be in Ward 8 (including many of my neighbors) and they tend to portray Ward 8 as totally impoverished. Just as we know Ward 7 has pockets (quite a few) of areas where people earn a decent living and take care of property (either their own or somebody else’s), there are good folks in Ward 8 also. Not every resident of Ward 8 is a thug, baby maker, ingrate or idiot. We must stand up for Ward 8. Perhaps we need to shout just a little louder to be heard.

I find the dialogue around redistricting quite interesting. Many of the comments (both on the listserv and in articles) have been well thought out positions. Others have been just down right stupid, racist, classist and elitist. I ride the 92 bus every day to and from work. As such I travel up and down 8th Street. Many of the white residents who board the bus are cool. They get on, pay their fares, grab a seat (or more likely carve out a space to stand). Others are hostile, condescending and seem to have issues with people who do not look like them. Mind you they know nothing about the Black people on the bus – who works and where, who doesn’t, who earns a really good salary versus those just struggling to get by, who graduated college versus riders who may be illiterate. In their minds we are all “them” that live across the river and not worthy of being in their space. Therefore, I was not surprised at some of the comments coming out of Ward 6. I had to laugh when one guy wrote this negative piece about Anacostia and then concluded he hopes we can all get along in the future. He painted all of the folks in Anacostia with a broad brush and then he thinks we are going to fall into his arms and sing Oh Happy Days. The comments made by some of the Ward 6 residents last night at the roundtable did nothing to dispel my belief that the bottom line for most of this is race.

Redistricting in DC is no different than congressional redistricting – it can be a highly political and often times a nasty affair. Gerrymandering rears its ugly head to maintain the status quo. If I could control redistricting I would extend Ward 8 across the river and take more of Ward 6 and put it in Ward 7. I would not allow Ward 2 to toss aside the Shaw area, keeping the ward more white and affluent.

I am sitting here laughing because we have AIN’T seen nothing yet – wait until the process starts to create the ANC areas.

I am already making plans for the summer. I know very little about Ward 8. I am familiar with the area around the big chair. I have been to other parts of the ward attending meetings but I did not stay long enough to take in the surroundings. When my sister and I relocated here in 2001 we visited some of the apartment complexes in Ward 8 and did not care for them. If Ward 8 is my new home I need to know more about it. So this summer I plan to hop on buses and ride through Ward 8 and take in the land. I plan to actually get off the bus and visit some areas. If any of my driving friends care to cruise through the ward I am game. I also plan to do some research on neighborhoods, civic organizations, and economic development projects. It is what is and I intend to make the best of it. Can it be any worst then when I was in Ward 6 and NEVER met the councilmember of get adequate responses to inquiries? I have met CM Barry on numerous occasions and I can at least say Mr. Barry is approachable.

Delores Anderson

Monthly Community Dinner at Thai Orchid


Community Dinner
June 14, 2011, 7-8:30PM
Thai Orchid's Kitchen
2314 Pennsylvania Ave SE

Bring your kids, bring your wife, and bring your husband, because we're feeding everybody... $11/per person for buffet (does NOT include drinks, tax or tip)

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Faith-Based Criminal Justice

Ms V will be on the panel talking about Community Impact Statements

The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia cordially invites you to participate in the East of the River Faith Based Criminal Justice Discussion.

THURSDAY, JUNE 2, 2011
6:30 – 9:00 p.m.
The Pennsylvania Avenue Baptist Church
3000 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE WDC

Reverend Dr. Kendrick E. Curry, Senior Pastor

Community partnerships are a vital link to the success of a community. Join us in a candid discussion about topics affecting the public safety and quality of life in our community. This is YOUR opportunity, to share ideas, ask questions, and receive input, on what WE as a community can do to effectively make our community safer.

“REFRESHMENTS WILL BE SERVED”

“Enlightening the Community Within the Realm of Justice”

For more information contact: (202)252-6930 / outreach@usdoj.gov