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This Week: Empowering Classes and Workshops at Parcel 42Tent City

The Tent City DC continues to bring the community together with workshop classes for everyone!

This Week: Empowering Classes and Workshops at Tent City
July 19, 2010
A variety of workshops by and for Shaw residents are being offered at Tent City DC this week! These workshops focus on community empowerment, helping to beef up the skills and talent of the community. All workshops are held at Tent City, on the corner of 7th & R St NW in Washington DC. Here is the lineup:

MONDAY, 7/19

7:00 PM – 8:00 PM. KID POWER! Faith, 8-year-old Shaw resident, teaches us how to stop-drop-and-roll in case of a fire emergency.


6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. “Know Your Rights!” class with Ann Wilcox, DC lawyer. Class will focus on your rights, protecting yourself against unlawful search and seizure, what the law says on when you have to obey a police officer and when you don’t, and what questions a police officer can and cannot ask you.

7:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Hand-sewing class. Learn the basics of how to make clothes, including using a garment you already have as a pattern for cutting cloth, and using basic stitches. Some sewing materials provided. Bring needle and thread if you have it!

7:00 PM – 8:00 PM. KID POWER! Faith, 8-year-old Shaw resident, teaches us her favorite step and dance moves!


5:00 PM – 6:00 PM. Urban Gardening class with Gregory, Shaw resident, and Paul, a farmer from the mountains. Class will focus on how to grow plants and vegetables in pots and on small plots of land. How to save money by growing your own food!

7:00 PM – 8:00 PM. KID POWER! Kelvon, 10-year-old Shaw resident, teaches us the rules to kickball and demonstrates how it’s done, then leads a fun game of kickball!


5:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Storytelling. How do the stories of Shaw residents get told? How can we better voice our hopes, visions, triumphs and testimonies? This storytelling workshop will focus on finding our voices and telling our stories.

7:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Wellness & Spirituality for DC residents, by Ron Harris, lifelong DC resident. How to stay healthy here in Washington DC.

7:00 PM – 8:00 PM. KID POWER! Drumming class, by Charles, 14-year-old Shaw resident.
Bring drums or drumsticks if you have them!

FRIDAY, 7/23

7:00 AM – 8:00 AM. Yoga with Andrea Christie, yoga instructor of the Shaw neighborhood. Gentle stretching and muscle exercises for people of all shapes.
Please bring a mat if possible! Some mats will be provided.

6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Bringing it together! An arts presentation and celebration of the week.

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New Blog and Twitter For DC Tent City Protest

About a week ago, we reported on a tent city protest in DC at Parcel 42.

Well, it appears that things are still going strong and now you can find the updates on their blog and on Twitter
From their blog

On July 10th, ONE DC members and supporters began a stand for equity in constructing a TENT CITY on Parcel 42 at 7th St NW & Rhode Island Ave NW, to to begin building an intentional community on the city-owned lot so that there can be housing and shelter in the neighborhood affordable for families making under $50,000.

ONE DC has organized for over four years to ensure that the housing development planned for Parcel 42 addressed the housing crisis faced by no-to-low-income households. Two years ago, ONE DC members believed that they had a victory with Parcel 42 – Fenty’s administration agreed to build affordable housing development, which would include 94 units with a promised $7.8 million city subsidy.

We are adding this blog to our blog roll and have signed up for their Twitter, what a great way to keep up with a worthy cause!

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One DC: Community Block Party and Housing as a Human Right!

ONE DC cordially invites you to enjoy the festivities and support

ONE DC’s Community Block Party and Housing as a Human Right!

Saturday, July 10, 2010
7th & S Streets, NW
Washington, DC
12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

4pm-Press Conference about our Human Right to Housing!
5pm-onward…You have be there to see and participate!

Great free food & family fun
Games & face painting
Community learning about our Human Rights and Right to Housing

Stand with ONE DC as we campaign for the Human Right to Housing/Equitable Land Development!


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