[COMM-ORG] August ONE DC Newsletter: Bringing justice home
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From: Dominic Moulden <dmoulden at onedconline.org>
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For the latest on campaigns & inspiration
While Congress tosses and turns toward a resolution for the country's
ONE DC is working toward community equity for DC residents.
Kelsey Gardens tenant leadership are returning in full force to ONE DC
their membership and commitment to the work of ONE DC. They are
residents with ONE DC around their relocation rights to move back to
7th and Q
Streets, NW, starting with organizing a tenants meeting to build the
broken by their removal from Shaw 3 years ago and scattered throughout
are ready to organize, and they have a message: "WE ARE COMING BACK TO
Barry Farms resident council leadership recently visited ONE DC's
with former ONE DC intern Kalfani Ture. The group is rebuilding bridges
three years ago when Barry Farms residents, Facilitating Leadership in
and ONE DC members and staff worked to prevent the displacement of over
at Barry Farms. The first phase of the Barry Farms relocation is
scheduled to begin
in September 2011.
We hope to see you soon -- whether at a house meeting where you can
bring up matters
of justice you see in your community, or at an upcoming action or meeting.
Upcoming Events & Actions
Rally at Walmart's DC Office
Aug. 5, 4:30 pm, 701 8th St. NW, near Gallery Place Metro station Join
of people from across the country in calling Walmart to be accountable
and communities. Walmart associates will speak out, along with community
from DC, Chicago, San Francisco, and Los Angeles who are all standing
tell the world's biggest corporation to respect communities and workers.
Right to Live and Work in DC Campaign Meeting
Aug. 11, 6:30 pm, ONE DC's office, 614 S St. NW
Take action! Help ensure that in the long run DC residents can secure
and affordable housing in the city. Contact Dyana at 202-232-2915 or
dforester at onedconline.org
[mailto:dforester at onedconline.org].
Mini Combahee Drylongso School
Aug. 20, 10 am to 5 pm at New Community Church, 614 S St. NW
Learn about the struggle for justice and equity -- ONE DC style! Contact
(202-232-2915 or dmoulden at onedconline.org
[mailto:dmoulden at onedconline.org]) to
participate or get more information about this popular education
Right to Live and Work in DC
This summer ONE DC staff have dedicated time to recruitment and
Members have stepped up in response to one-on-one meetings and door
a result, 20 members brought new energy into the Right to Live and Work
in DC campain
meeting on July 16th. We have also had two house meetings one in Ward 1
and 8. The
leadership team looks forward to scheduling two more for August, and
with more re-engaged members.
ONE DC members plan to meet with Victor Hoskins, Deputy Mayor of the
Office of Planning
and Economic Development to secure his commitment to uphold the promise
42, which ONE DC members want to see become deeply tiered affordable
and dedicate public funds to keep long-time, low-income DC residents in
Members are also working on a proposal to secure a memorandum of
outlines how ONE DC will work with the Marriott Hotel to ensure
enforcement of DC's
First Source Agreement, which should ensure at least 51% of new hires
are DC residents.
If you are interested in hosting a house meeting or getting involved in
please contact Gloria at 202-232-2915 or grobinson at onedconline.org
[mailto:grobinson at onedconline.org]
or Dyana at dforester at onedconline.org [mailto:dforester at onedconline.org].
Remembering Ms. Arvise Phenious
Ms. Arvise Phenious, a ONE DC and Right to Income campaign member,
passed away last
week. ONE DC remembers her, especially for her contributions to the
The Diverse City Fund
The DiverseCityFund gives out grants to fund volunteer-powered
initiatives to create
more justice in DC neighborhoods and communities of color, led by
with little access to foundation funding.
APPLICATIONS DUE BY AUGUST 15.For more information attend an information
on August 5 at the Thurgood Marshall Center. Visit
[http://www.diversecityfund.org/] or call 202-709-7038 to leave a message.
Become a "People's Historian"
Want to learn more about DC neighborhood social justice history? ONE
Historian Education Series is a 5-week program this July & August to
neighborhood history and learn skills to share past lessons to inform
Activities inclue: a 5 weekly 3-hour sessions; gathering personal
experience & family
history; exploring news articles, book chapters, and blogs; guest
speakers at neighborhood
sites; and a session at the MLK Jr Library Washingtonian Room with a
Contact Dominic for more information at dmoulden at onedconline.org
[mailto:dmoulden at onedconline.org]
ONE DC needs you!
Calling writers, editors, and artists! ONE DC needs volunteers for ONE
and website. Whether you want to write opinion pieces or articles, snap
actions, or update ONE DC's website, your input is needed. Please
at grobinson at onedconline.org [mailto:grobinson at onedconline.org] or
In This Issue
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