Posted by Ashley Fox on February 09, 2018 at 3:32 PM
As we jump into Black History Month, I’m thrilled to extend an invitation to the second Celebration of Black History in the District happening next Thursday, February 15, from 2:00-3:00pm at the John A. Wilson Building (1350 Pennsylvania Ave. NW)! This year’s program will be emceed by WUSA9’s Bruce Johnson with keynote remarks by Chris Myers Asch and George Derek Musgrove, authors of Chocolate City: A History of Race and Democracy in the Nation’s Capital. We’ll also be joined by choirs from the Washington School for Girls and Wilson High School.
If you’re able to make it, then you will also get to meet the newest member of my staff. I’m excited to welcome Velonte Chambers as anintern in my office this semester. Velonte is a current DC Public Schools high school senior who is passionate about community outreach, equitable development, andyouth civic engagement. You may have heard about him on WAMU after his winning speech at the Mikva Challenge Project Soapbox competition last December. I was a judge at that competition and was immediately impressed by his charisma, confidence, and authenticity.Read more