On Jan. 20 Sandra Jackson was honored by Georgetown University as part of the Kennedy Center’s annual Let Freedom Ring Celebration, a free, ticketed musical tribute that featured Grammy Award winner Chaka Khan and the Let Freedom Ring Choir. Jackson is the executive director of House of Ruth and has had two decades of experience in social services management in the D.C. area.
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A graduate student at George Washington University identifies how to better handle homeless encampments in the District.
On Sunday, one year after the events of Charlottesville, a second white supremacy rally, in the nation’s capital, was met with overwhelming opposition. “Unite the Right 2” was over before it began and organizers backed away before their small demonstration was scheduled to commence.
The District government cleared a camp in Foggy Bottom, one of several in recent years at the the same location. A bystander gave his account of the clean-up.
On Feb. 8 a representative from the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Health and Human Services and a crew of public works employees cleaned up an E street encampment but did not remove the tents.
One man was arrested while resisting a group eviction of homeless people illegally camping in tents on public space across from the U.S. State Department. Two cleanups were held over seven days. Tents returned to the area both nights.
The nonprofit People for Fairness Coalition is contacting some of the District’s biggest movers and shakers for the Dec. 20 Homeless Person’s Memorial Day candlelight vigil.
Members of a long-standing “hidden” tent city faced eviction and a clean up as part of an ongoing effort overseen by the Office of the Deputy Mayor.
D.C. government conducted an encampment cleanup near K & 27th St. NW July 28, the second cleanup at the site within five weeks.
DHS cleared three homeless encampment sites near K and 26th Street NW on the morning of June 28 – the temporary home to two dogs and approximately 12 people. In a departure from recent encampment evictions, if residents were present to claim their belongings and ostensibly begin taking down their tents, they were not forced to leave the area. However, unattended belongings were discarded, not sorted or stored.
Frederic John recounts an impressive line-up at Glover Park Day 2016.
Samuel Ali plays the charango, an instrumental typical to his motherland, the Bolivian plateaus, in order to add color to dreary city streets.
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