A festival showcasing a series of urban planning films exploring the country’s complicated history with housing inequality stopped at the National Building Museum in late January.
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Gentrification and housing policy take center stage at local film festival
Street Sense Media vendors stage play exploring solutions to homelessness
Street Sense Media vendors recently staged a play exploring solutions to homelessness.
Discipline and action
There is something to be learned from the Spartan culture, especially in America.
The White Kit-Kat Syndicate
During the autumn holiday period of 2021 (In the “Year of Our Lord”), I decided to once again attend to the matter of solitude versus… Read more »
Our lives are molded like clay, based on our decisions made each day. You may start out not knowing your way, each and every day… Read more »
The aftermath of the quiet storm
Being Cinderella and Beauty wrapped in one has created unique chapters in the story of my life. Replace the evil stepmother with a narcissistic mother… Read more »
Artist Chris Cole finds a safe space to create again
Chris Cole is a 37-year-old poet, doodler, and painter. She’s worked as an artist and vendor for Street Sense for two years. Chris discovered the… Read more »
Through painting, Jacqueline Turner has found a calming way to express herself
Jacqueline Turner, who has been a vendor for Street Sense Media since 2010, uses watercolors to paint scenes of whatever she imagines. Turner’s art was featured in an art show on Sept. 29.
A day at the beach with Rochelle Walker
Rochelle L. Walker is a 59-year-old painter and writer. She’s worked as an artist and vendor for Street Sense Media for three years. After her apartment building was shut down, Walker received efficiency housing through a local homeless services provider and discovered Street Sense Media in the process.
Sybil Taylor’s been at Street Sense for 14 years, and she’s still learning new things
Long-time vendor Sybil Taylor shares how she began creating art for the paper this year.
Catholic school girls
A poem by Redbook Mango about catholic school.
This nonprofit is tackling the achievement gap through arts empowerment
The Community Enrichment Project (CEP) is a youth civic engagement and empowerment nonprofit with a mission to enhance underserved communities by empowering young leaders. This article explores the work founder Lauren Grimes is doing with local youth.
Dive into a ‘Cherry Pie Mindset’ at the Corcoran Gallery Museum
A university student debuted a photography exhibit in collaboration with a Street Sense Media artist/vendor at a gallery in downtown D.C. last month. The exhibit will be featured until June 10.
Invisible Words recognizes the harsh reality of people experiencing homelessness
Last month, the Ignatian Volunteer Corps (IVC) and the Eleven Eleven Foundation premiered the exhibit “Invisible Words” at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, dedicated to furthering people’s understanding of the hardships of people experiencing homelessness.
The battle for today: my struggle with diets and blood pressure
Being middle-aged, I have always been an active person. However, six months ago, I felt fatigued. Getting out of bed felt like a chore. Being… Read more »
DC residents celebrate Emancipation Day
The 160th emancipation day, which celebrates the anniversary of freedom for 3,100 enslaved people, took place in person for the first time in two years. But the celebrations were joined with calls for D.C. statehood, as residents watched the parade, listened to music, and enjoyed a fireworks display.
Evelyn Nnam writes a poem called “Happy Easter!”
Rochelle Walker writes about Palm Sunday.
My dog Milo
Amina Washington writes about her dog, Milo.
Frederic John shares a haiku titled “Buffalo.”