Events Calendar

Oct
16
Mon
Free Community Aerobics Class – Zumba Gold @ North Michigan Park Recreation Center
Oct 16 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Free Community Aerobics Class in Ward 5 Sponsored by MedStar Washington Hospital Center

MedStar Washington Hospital Center is offering a FREE Community Aerobics Class in Ward 5 at North Michigan Park Recreation Center.  Zumba Gold classes will be offered on Mondays from 6 PM – 7 PM. Strength & Toning classes will be offered on Wednesdays from 6 PM – 7 PM. For more information and to register, call 202-877-2084.

Oct
17
Tue
Pajama Story Time @ Woodridge Library
Oct 17 @ 6:00 pm – 6:45 pm

n evening story time where pajamas are encouraged but not required. These 30-40 minute evening programs are designed to delight children of all ages. Filled with stories and activities that promote and develop language skills and imagination these programs encourage children to develop a lifelong love of reading and learning.

ANC 5E Monthly Meeting @ Friendship-Armstrong Public Charter School, Room: Cafeteria
Oct 17 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

ANC 5E serves the communities of Bates, Bloomingdale, Brookland, Catholic University, Eckington, Edgewood, Hanover, and Truxton Circle.

The Advisory Neighborhood Commissions (ANC) consider a wide range of policies and programs affecting their neighborhoods, including traffic, parking, recreation, street improvements, liquor licenses, zoning, economic development, police protection, sanitation and trash collection and the District’s annual budget. In each of these areas, the intent of the ANC legislation is to ensure input from an advisory board that is made up of the residents of the neighborhoods who are directly affected by government action. The ANCs are the body of government with the closest official ties to the people in a neighborhood. The ANCs present their positions and recommendations on issues to various District government agencies, the Executive Branch and the DC Council. They also present testimony to independent agencies, boards and commissions, usually under rules of procedure specific to those entities. By law, the ANCs may also present their positions to federal agencies.

http://anc5e.org/

Contact:

C. Dianne Barnes
The Brookland Neighborhood Civic Association Meeting @ Brooks Mansion
Oct 17 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
AGENDA:
  1. Welcome
  2. 
Summary of Previous Meeting
  3. 
Treasurer’s Report and Membership Report
  4. 
New Building and Curb Cut at 3738/3740 12th St. NE – Jerry Waldman
  5. 
Harewood Gatehouse Historical Site Nomination – Hayden Wetzel (DC Preservation League)
  6. 
Proposed By-Laws Change – Moving to Tuesday night meetings in November and May
  7. 
BNCA Role in Facilitating a Brookland “Block Communicators” program
  8. Upcoming Events:
    • 10/16 – Mayor Bowser at Queen’s Chapel Civic re Streetlight LEDs
    • 10/26 – DDOT Community Meeting on Traffic Concerns
    • 11/11 – Ft. Bunker Hill Clean up with NPS
    • 11/14 – Next BNCA Meeting (pending by-laws amendment)
    • 
11/16 (tentative) – DC Statehood forum for Civic Assocs.
  9. Announcements and Other Community Concerns
  10. Adjourn

The Brookland Neighborhood Civic Association (BNCA) holds general membership meetings once per month, except August and December. We usually meet at DCTV headquarters, at the Brooks Mansion, just outside the Brookland Metro Station. According to our Bylaws, we meet on the third Tuesday of most months (January, February, March, April, June, July, September, October) and the second Saturday of May and November.

Oct
18
Wed
Preschool Story Time @ Woodridge Library
Oct 18 @ 10:30 am – 11:15 am

Share the fun of reading with your children ages 3-5 years! Children and their grownups will explore stories and activities to encourage children to develop a lifelong love of reading and learning. These 30-40 minute programs are designed to promote language and listening skills, expand children’s imaginations, and arouse their curiosity about the world around them. This is a ticketed, first-come, first-served program.

Free Community Aerobics Class – Strength & Toning @ North Michigan Park Recreation Center
Oct 18 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Free Community Aerobics Class in Ward 5 Sponsored by MedStar Washington Hospital Center

MedStar Washington Hospital Center is offering a FREE Community Aerobics Class in Ward 5 at North Michigan Park Recreation Center.  Zumba Gold classes will be offered on Mondays from 6 PM – 7 PM. Strength & Toning classes will be offered on Wednesdays from 6 PM – 7 PM. For more information and to register, call 202-877-2084.

Emotional Emancipation Circle, D.C. @ Josephine Butler Parks Center
Oct 18 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

This is a weekly healing space for Black people to process racial stress and oppression (external & internalized) with the intention of fostering individual and collective healing.

Group healing circles are offered on a sliding scale of $10-$35, though no one is ever turned away for lack of funds. Bartering is welcomed 🙂

In Emotional Emancipation Circles we:

• *Affirm the humanity of ALL Black people (Trans and Cis, Queer, Gender Non-Conforming, Same Gender Loving, Immigrant, Muslim, Returning Citizens, Differently Abled, Folks Experiencing Homelessness, etc). ALL of us.

• *Deepen our understanding through an intersectional lens, of the impact of historical forces on our emotional lives, our relationships, and our community

• * Carefully identify internalized white supremacy and the many ways it manifests
(i.e. learned helplessness, anti-Blackness, patriarchy, misogynoir, transphobia, etc.)

• Free our minds and spirits from the lies of Black inferiority and heal from the emotional legacies of enslavement and anti-Black racism

• Atone and revitalize ourselves and our relationships with each other

• Tell ourselves a new, liberating, and empowering story about who we are as people of African ancestry

• Address the root cause of the devaluing of Black lives by developing strategies to distinguish the lies of Black inferiority, wherever we find them, once and for all

• Learn and practice essential emotional wellness skills to support us in being our highest Selves as individuals and as a people

The EE Circle’s process was developed and refined by members of the Association of Black Psychologists (ABPsi) www.abpsi.org in collaboration with Community Healing Network – www.communityhealingnet.org

* Additions made by Unchained Visioning

** ASL Interpreter, childcare and/or transportation support available upon request. Please contact Erika Totten no later than the Monday before that week’s circle; email erika@toliveunchained.com

*** Join our community to stay connected:

Meetup: https://www.meetup.com/Emotional-Emancipation-Circle-DC/

Facebook: If you’d like to be added to our closed FB group please shoot me an email at erika@toliveunchained.com or inbox me via FB messenger

ANC 5C Monthly Meeting @ Metropolitan Police Department Fifth District Station
Oct 18 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Advisory Neighborhood Commission 5C represents the Bloomingdale, Eckington, and Edgewood neighborhoods. The Advisory Neighborhood Commissions (ANC) consider a wide range of policies and programs affecting their neighborhoods, including traffic, parking, recreation, street improvements, liquor licenses, zoning, economic development, police protection, sanitation and trash collection and the District’s annual budget. In each of these areas, the intent of the ANC legislation is to ensure input from an advisory board that is made up of the residents of the neighborhoods who are directly affected by government action. The ANCs are the body of government with the closest official ties to the people in a neighborhood. The ANCs present their positions and recommendations on issues to various District government agencies, the Executive Branch and the DC Council. They also present testimony to independent agencies, boards and commissions, usually under rules of procedure specific to those entities. By law, the ANCs may also present their positions to federal agencies.

Oct
19
Thu
LEGO Club! @ Woodridge Library
Oct 19 @ 4:00 pm – 4:45 pm

Drop by and build during our weekly LEGO club!

Create a skyscraper, a pirate ship, or whatever your mind can dream up.

Best for ages 4-12.

Dialogue & Conversation: What’s Happening with Behavioral Health in DC @ Busboys and Poets
Oct 19 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Being healthy is a right not a privilege. All too often, though, people of color find that their access to healthcare is not the same as it is for people who are white. And although advances in civil rights have had a significant, and positive, impact, race still remains a significant factor in access to care, the quality of care, and even diagnoses of illnesses.

On October 19, four speakers will discuss their view of the status of mental healthcare disparity in the District today, who it affects, and why it matters. We then look forward to a lively conversation, moderated by Jayne O’Donnell, Health Reporter for USA Today, about how we can raise the bar for better healthcare, especially behavioral healthcare, in our community.

We hope you’ll join the conversation, become an ally for change, and make a difference in our city!

Oct
20
Fri
SHOP MADE IN DC Grand Opening Weekend! @ 1330 19th Street Northwest
Oct 20 @ 7:00 am – Oct 22 @ 6:00 pm

Join us for a weekend of festivities celebrating the opening of DC’s first store + cafe dedicated to products only MADE IN DC! Check out the space and our 30 featured makers, sample treats from our 3 fast casual concepts and coffee roaster. Enjoy guest appearances from local faves— DC BRAU, Urban Stems, Gordy’s Pickles, Republic Restorative, Icecream Jubilee and Thunderbeast. The first 500 RSVPS (that shop on opening weekend) receive a SHOP MADE IN DC canvas bag!

2017 International Criminology Conference @ The Whittemore House
Oct 20 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

The purpose of the conference is to promote interdisciplinary dialogue about topics related to criminology in its broadest context, including causes, consequences both on a micro and macro level, control and prevention. The event brings together academics, policy makers, NGOs, business and social leaders from a variety of backgrounds, for discussion about issues. The event mirrors the interest of the PSO and its partners in fostering conversation about pressing policy concerns. The event is  sponsored by the Policy Studies Organization, the International Journal on Criminology, and the American Public University.

 

The call for proposals is now open. Papers, roundtables, panels, are invited. We seek proposals based on the multidisciplinary study of the criminal phenomenon, making use of the humanities and social sciences to understand the crime, the criminal, the victim, criminality, and society’s reaction to crime. Proposals should aim to take rigorous and critical approaches to criminality, and incorporate risk prevention and risk management strategies that take into account the dynamics of crime and the ethical and political stakes surrounding it. Topics include, but are not limited to:

 

• Class and Crime

• Community Policing

• Crime and Terrorism

• Crime Prevention

• Criminal Behavior

• Criminal Justice Systems and Practices

• Criminal Justice Systems, Reform & Practices

• Criminology Theory

• Cybercrime

• Ethical Issues

• Forensic Science

• Gender Issues

• Issues of Recidivism

• Juvenile Delinquency and Crime

• Mass Incarceration

• Penology

• Police Education and Training Reforms

• Pro-active Policing

• Solitary Confinement

• Use of Parole and Probation

• Using GIS and GPS

• White Collar Crime

To submit a proposal:

Conference co-chairs:
Alain Bauer is a Professor of Criminology at the French National Conservatory for Arts and Crafts (Paris), and Senior Research Fellow at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice (New York) and the University of Law and Political Science of China (Beijing). Alain is also the Editor-in-Chief for the International Journal of Criminology.
Dr. Paul J. Rich is the president of the Policy Studies Organization.
David Cohen was the Deputy Commissioner of Intelligence for the New York City Policy Department. He previously was senior Deputy Director for Operations (DDO) in the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency.
Conference fee:
 
The early conference registration fee for speakers is $200 and $250 for conference attendees, due by October 2nd,unless previous arrangements have been made.* The fee for late registration is $300, payable and mailed to:
Policy Studies Organization
1527 New Hampshire Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20036
EALS Fall Fundraiser 2017 @ Foundry Gallery
Oct 20 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Join the Emerging Arts Leaders Symposium as we kick off our 11th year! We’ll be celebrating in style with a party full of art, food, drinks, live entertainment, and a silent auction, at Foundry Gallery on October 20.

Ticket price includes food and drinks. All are welcome!

Silent Auction includes items from: Ford’s Theatre Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Strathmore, Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company, The Phillips Collection, The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, Theatre Prometheus, Pinky Swear Productions, CAVA, Cactus Cantina, George Washington’s Mount Vernon, Washington Improv Theater, Washington Jewish Film Festival/Washington Jewish Music Festival, Theatre J, Constellation Theatre Company, Ally Theatre Company, Nu Sass Theatre, Taffety Punk Theatre Company, Washington Performing Arts, Barrel Oak Winery, Synetic Theater, rogue collective, Hillwood Museum, National Symphony Orchestra, Sixth and I Synagogue, Signature Theatre, and more!

FAQs

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Metro: Foundry Gallery is only a 10 minute walk from the U Street Metro Station on the Green and Yellow lines.

Parking: Parking is available in front of Foundry Gallery and on nearby streets. A parking lot ($8/day) is at the corner of 8th St. and Barry Place.

Oct
21
Sat
2017 Racial Awareness and Mindfulness Festival of the Arts, Awareness, and Healing @ Westminster Presbyterian Church
Oct 21 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

This festival is not for those who wish to gather information without an urgent need to change! Americans continue to debate the shape and extent of racism in society. Yet shootings of unarmed African-Americans, disproportional incarceration and poverty rates, and a continuing list of disparities remind us as the Church and as citizens that the U.S. must continue to press ahead with addressing issues of racism and white supremacy. Politicians are promoting bigoted ideas and organizations. Many whites have watched the crisis unfold and have said, “I didn’t know that was still happening… What can I do?” Because so many people remain to be reached, we are organizing a second Racial Awareness Festival in 2017. Our long-term goal is to make this an annual event with festivals addressing racial awareness and healing nationwide.  Month by month, interest grows in the project.

Racial Awareness 2017:  A Mini-Festival of the Arts, Awareness, and Healing intends to help people of goodwill reflect on the remaining reality of racism in our society through media, rhythm, and practical exposure through experiential workshops in both African-American and white caucuses, as well as multiracial spaces, opening awareness of privilege and supremacy, and healing years of unresolved trauma.

At the end of this one-day event, we hope churches and individuals will be more self-reflective regarding the impact of racism on their lives, and we hope they will be inspired to join anti-racism organizations, have their churches partner with others across the faith and racial divide, and or continue to engage with participants they meet at the festival throughout the year.  If people sign-up to continue the conversation, we will meet monthly thereafter on the third Saturday.

The festival will offer perspectives from the arts, media, and workshop facilitators to help people engage with the reality of racism in a new way. We will offer music, media, Interplay modalities such as “Changing the Race Dance,” drumming, Emotional Emancipation Circles for African Americans, and a “Waking up White” Interplay for white participants.  At the end of the day, we will gather again to engage in a facilitated Intergenerational dialogue to discuss our ideas and experiences of race given our engagement in the festival context and to continue raising awareness of the struggle for both healing and justice.  All these methods offer opportunities for people to explore the reality of racism from a new perspective.

Therese tells this story about her experience with Interplay’s “Changing the Race Dance”: “We gathered in the room and first used both voice and body movement to shift the energy in our bodies and leave anything we brought with us into the room at the door. Then we paired with ‘an other’ and began to tell of our experience of racism, not with powerful words and vivid descriptions, but simply ‘I remember the first time my mother told me I couldn’t go to a local amusement park because of the color of my skin.’ And the other might say, ‘I remember the first time I heard a family member use the ’N-word.’ We went back and forth like that for a time; then we went deeper still using simple sentences.  As I rattled off experience after experience of racism, my partner became more and more uncomfortable, unable to articulate her own experience.  We finally ended.  At the close of the workshop, my partner, a younger white woman, shared with me that she was a special education teacher in a Midwest school, and from sitting across from me—the other—she realized that she may unconsciously be doing some things wrong with her mostly African American students. She committed to change when she returned to her classroom.”

Family Story Time! @ Woodridge Library
Oct 21 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Bring your family to the Woodridge Library on the third Saturday of each month for a Family Story Time!

We will read, sing, and dance with our family and friends!

Crafts/ activity will be provided at the end!

20th Anniversary Gala – NaFFAA Region 2 @ Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington, DC
Oct 21 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm

The National Federation of Filipino American Associations is proud to be hosting our 20th Anniversary Gala at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington, DC. The event will be held during Filipino American History Month on Saturday October 21, 2017. In 1997 during the first National Empowerment Conference, over 1,000 delegates from various Filipino American organizations across the United States endorsed the formation of a new national federation to help amplify and unite the diverse voices of our community into one clear, powerful voice. In 1998 during the second National Empowerment Conference at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, delegates unanimously ratified NaFFAA’s Constitution and By-Laws, formalizing NaFFAA’s organizational structure.

With our theme “NaFFAA 2.0,” NaFFAA will recognize the legacy and accomplishments of the organization over the past 20 years, and highlight our comprehensive vision to unite and amplify the voices of the four million Filipinos and Filipino Americans living in the United States. “NaFFAA 2.0” represents how NaFFAA is honoring its past while forging a new forward-thinking and balanced approach in uniting, engaging, and empowering diverse Filipino American individuals and community organizations.

NaFFAA’s 20th Anniversary Gala is expected to draw more than 750 attendees and media representatives from across the country and will feature prominent speakers, performers, and dignitaries. During the Gala, NaFFAA will recognize and award key Filipino American leaders, organizations, and corporate partners. NaFFAA will also showcase the collaboration between all generations: from students and young professionals, business leaders and elected officials, to community leaders and allies.

Your support will help ensure the continuation and success of our work to empower Filipinos and Filipino Americans in the United States and promote leadership development, civic engagement, and national advocacy for our community.

We thank you for your support, and hope to see you at our 20th Anniversary Gala in the nation’s capital!

Oct
22
Sun
White House Annual Fall Garden Tour @ Freedom Plaza
Oct 22 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Please read the event description carefully!

Let’s go check out the annual White House Fall Garden Tour – always a great time with many excellent photo opportunities.

This event is co-hosted by Washington, DC History & Culture:

https://www.meetup.com/dchistoryAndCulture/

https://www.meetup.com/DCHistoryAndCulture/

Pictures from Prior Years

Schedule

7:30 – 8:00 = Socializing at Freedom Plaza (corner of Pennsylvania NW & 14th NW)

8:00 (SHARP) – 8:05 = Walk from Freedom Plaza to the Ellipse Visitor Pavilion

8:05 – 8:30 = Wait in line for timed-entry tickets & socialize with Meetup friends

8:30 = Ticket distribution

TBD = After receiving ticket, do an optional activity close by (such as viewing the exhibits at the White House Visitor Center) until timed-entry

TBD = Enter White House grounds (exact time depends on our tickets)

Ending Time = You can leave whenever you want

2:30 pm = The Garden Tour ends

Logistics

If you want to visit the White House Gardens with us be at Freedom Plaza by no later than 8:00 am SHARP (not 8:15 …. not 8:03 …. but 8:00 sharp). Come earlier if you can, to avoid being late as Robert and Michele will be there starting at 7:30 handing out our Meetup stickers so you can identify fellow group members. From Freedom Plaza we will walk to the Ellipse Visitor Pavilion and get in the ticket line together. We will all obtain the same timed tickets so we can visit the garden together, as a group.

The U.S. Secret Service does not allow people to “take cuts” in the ticket line. Therefore, if you arrive late, you will be further behind us in line, and you will thus receive a later timed-entry ticket – or perhaps no ticket at all if they run out.

There will be a break of an unknown duration from when we receive our tickets until when we can enter the White House grounds – sometime between 10:00 am and 4:30 pm. We will look at optional activities to do close-by (possibly visit the excellent exhibits at the White House Visitor Center – 1450 Pennsylvania Ave NW).

Event Information – Please Read Carefully

Politics: Please refrain from using our platform to express any personal political opinions – any members that do so will be permanently removed from our community.

Registration: FREE

Weather: The event will take place light rain or shine. If it’s on the calendar, then we’re proceeding as planned.

Metro Station: There are several nearby.

Parking: There is parking throughout the area.

Meeting Point: Meet in Freedom Plaza (our staging area) at the corner of Pennsylvania Avenue NW & 14th Street NW. Look for Robert and/or a group of people wearing Meetup stickers.

Ending Point: The White House.

Post-Event: TBD

Additional Questions: Anything that can’t be answered by the above event description, Google, or common sense please let us know. Unfortunately we will not be responding to inquiries from people that didn’t read basic event information (e.g. where are we meeting?).

We look forward to seeing you. Thanks!

Thanks!

Robert Kelleman

rkelleman@yahoo.com

Pi Beta 5k 2017 @ Strong Hall
Oct 22 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm

This year for parent’s weekend our chapter will be hosting our annual Pi Beta 5k on Sunday October 22nd. Here, you can enjoy a run around the monuments while helping us to raise money for our philanthropy! We are raising money for Read > Lead> Achieve, Pi Beta Phi’s initiative to promote the power of reading to create a more literate and productive society. With your help we can make a huge impact on children’s lives and help to combat illiteracy. Registration will begin at 10:00 and the race will begin at 11:00. Shirts and sweatshirts will be sold as well! After the race please join us in the Strong Common Room for our open house and prizes for 1st 2nd and 3rd will be given.

2017 Aspire to Inspire Benefit Brunch @ The Hamilton
Oct 22 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Our Girls Inspire Summit has touched the lives of hundreds of girls in the DMV/Baltimore Area. We want to celebrate our 5th Summit by hosting an inaugural benefit brunch, “Aspire to Inspire”. The Society for Girls, Inc. has committed 8 years of service to the young girls of the DC/Baltimore area. This benefit brunch aims to support The Society for Girls, Inc. efforts in changing the world one girl at a time. We’re constantly inspired by all of the local women that are positively contributing to this area and we want to shine a spotlight on them now. Our goal is to honor 3-5 women from the area for their achievements in social justice/politics, journalism, public relations, and philanthropy.

Bid for Equity and Justice: Operation Understanding DC Silent Auction @ Smith Commons
Oct 22 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Please join us at to “Bid for Equity and Justice” at our auction, so that we can continue to engage Black and Jewish high school students in leading change, strengthening identity, and exploring history.

Refreshments will be served throughout the night. The evening will feature performances by the Key Bridge Jazz Band, current OUDC students, and emceed by our very own Aaron Jenkins, Class 4.

Questions or in need of accommodations? Contact Emmy Cohen at ecohen@oudc.org or call 202-234-6832.