by Art Slater
Following up on our earlier post this year, "Anacostia Blazes a New Trail", we at ACC (and surely many of you) have now been noticing new sign posts marking historical and cultural landmarks, people and events on the Anacostia Heritage Trail popping up around the area.
The official launch for Anacostia's trail is still weeks away, but for young and old, the vibrancy and memory of the past leads us to the here and now. While we may be sad that some of the trailblazers who have brought us thus far are not with us to see the fruits of their labors memorialized on these sign posts, it is always we of the community that carry history forward. And when our memories fade, these markers will help remind future generations that you, we and our predecessors lived, worked, played and worshipped in an area of the city of which we are the current stewards. Stay tuned...
Photos by A. Slater
On Thursday, May 21, 2015, from 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm at the Anacostia Gateway Office Building, 1800 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue, SE, the Anacostia Coordinating Council hosted a presentation of the Urban Institute Studio, School of Architecture and Planning, The Catholic University of America.
After a series of small gatherings in Anacostia over several years, Dr. Iris Miller, of the CUA Urban Institute Studio, introduced by ACC Chair Arrington Dixon, presented ideas to jump-start community conversations about was is possible along the eastern Anacostia waterfront areas. This open envisioning session featured designs from other world-class capital cities as well as local ideas involving participation of area middle and high schools, such as a learning center on the riverfront.
While development and construction may be happening around us East of the River, it is important that the community also take part in the design and planning of local green spaces and advocate for them with city officials and representatives. We invite and and encourage your direct input and participation and will let you know as future sessions are scheduled.
Photos by A. Slater
Thanks and Farewell for the Head, Heart and Hands of a Fully-Committed Community Servant, Ms. Hannah Hawkins.
ACC bids a fond homegoing to late community leader, youth advocate, founder and director of Children of Mine Youth Center, Mrs. Hannah M. Hawkins.
ACC, along with all of Ward 8, welcomes LaRuby May as DC Councilmember of Ward 8, filling the unexpired term of the late Ward 8 Councilmember and former Mayor Marion Barry. With an impassioned, inspiring message of the preacher's daughter she is, Councilmember May caused the overflow audience at the Wilson Building to sit up and take notice. Among several things, May pledged to be "the hardest-working" servant and advocate for Ward 8. An enthusiastic Ward 8 contingent expressed their approval in Council chambers at the fact that Ward 8 has, at last, a seat at the table.
Councilmember LaRuby May thanks well-wishers after her swearing-in ceremony. Photo: A. Slater
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May 5, 2015
DCBOE Launches Hotline and Website for Special Ballot Information
Post-Election Audit Lottery Scheduled for May 8
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Voters who cast provisional ballots in the April 28 Special Election for Ward 4 and Ward 8 Members of the Council may call the District of Columbia Board of Elections (DCBOE) at (866) 328-6837 to determine the status of their ballots. Voters may also access information about the status of their ballot at the following link: https://www.dcboee.org/voter_info/special_ballot/index.asp. The next phase of the process is the random lottery drawing of the precincts and contests that will be manually audited. This drawing will be held on Friday, May 8, 2015, at 4:45pm in Room 280N (DCBOE Board Hearing Room). The date for the audit itself will be announced at that time. DCBOE completes an audit before certifying the outcome of the election. The random selection must include at least one precinct from each ward. Both events are open to the public. To attend, please contact Denise Tolliver at (202)727-2511 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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