[COMM-ORG] August ONE DC Newsletter: Bringing justice home

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August 2011

ONE DC

M o n t h l y  V o i c e

For the latest on campaigns & inspiration
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Greetings!

While Congress tosses and turns toward a resolution for the country's
economics,
 ONE DC is working toward community equity for DC residents.

Kelsey Gardens tenant leadership are returning in full force to ONE DC
to renew
their membership and commitment to the work of ONE DC. They are
re-engaging with
 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
relationship
broken by their removal from Shaw 3 years ago and scattered throughout
DC. They
are ready to organize, and they have a message: "WE ARE COMING BACK TO
SHAW!"

Barry Farms resident council leadership recently visited ONE DC's
office, along
with former ONE DC intern Kalfani Ture. The group is rebuilding bridges
started
three years ago when Barry Farms residents, Facilitating Leadership in
Youth (FLY),
and ONE DC members and staff worked to prevent the displacement of over
400 families
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.

In community,

Dominic Moulden
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Upcoming Events & Actions

Rally at Walmart's DC Office

Aug. 5, 4:30 pm, 701 8th St. NW, near Gallery Place Metro station Join
hundreds
of people from across the country in calling Walmart to be accountable
to workers
and communities. Walmart associates will speak out, along with community
leaders
 from DC, Chicago, San Francisco, and Los Angeles who are all standing
united to
 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
decent jobs
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
Dominic
 (202-232-2915 or  dmoulden at onedconline.org
[mailto:dmoulden at onedconline.org]) to
participate or get more information about this popular education
community organizing
workshop.
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Right to Live and Work in DC

This summer ONE DC staff have dedicated time to recruitment and
re-engagement efforts.
Members have stepped up in response to one-on-one meetings and door
knocking. As
 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
connecting
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
of Parcel
42, which ONE DC members want to see become deeply tiered affordable
rental housing
and dedicate public funds to keep long-time, low-income DC residents in
the city.

Members are also working on a proposal to secure a memorandum of
understanding that
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
the campaign,
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].
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Announcements

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
community.

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
change-makers
with little access to foundation funding.

APPLICATIONS DUE BY AUGUST 15.For more information attend an information
session
 on August 5 at the Thurgood Marshall Center. Visit
http://www.diversecityfund.org/
[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
DC's People's
Historian Education Series is a 5-week program this July & August to
uncover hidden
neighborhood history and learn skills to share past lessons to inform
current struggles.


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
staff historian.
Contact Dominic for more information at dmoulden at onedconline.org
[mailto:dmoulden at onedconline.org]
or 202-232-2915.

ONE DC needs you!

Calling writers, editors, and artists! ONE DC needs volunteers for ONE
DC's newsletter
and website. Whether you want to write opinion pieces or articles, snap
photos at
actions, or update ONE DC's website, your input is needed. Please
contact Gloria
 at grobinson at onedconline.org [mailto:grobinson at onedconline.org] or
202-232-2915.

In This Issue

Upcoming Events
Right to Live&Work in DC
Announcements

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