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Re-watch: Citizen 101
With the election season officially over, now it’s time to become more active and engaged in the political process. But how?
Join the Ward 8 Democrats for the first of our new discussion series on Citizen 101 - Going from Active on Election Day to Activism 365 Days a Year. The first series will center around the District’s 2021 budget process and how to fight for your priorities.
Our incredible speaker lineup includes elected officials, community leaders, and grassroots activists who will help guide our discussion on everything from successfully advocating for policies and issues to connecting with the decision-makers and influencers among us.
Special Guest Speaker:
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Re-watch Virtual Kwanzaa Celebration
It's a Ward 8 cultural tradition that's going virtual this year. Re-watch and re-live our 2020 Kwanzaa Celebration.
Kwanzaa is a seven-night holiday that honors African-American and Pan-African culture and traditions and stretches across millions of homes and communities including here in the District. The seven principles translated into English are unity, self-determination, collective work and responsibility, cooperative economics, purpose, creativity and faith.
This year's Kwanzaas speakers are:
SPEAKER: Nakia Blacknell, Ward 8 Resident & Community Activist
SPEAKER: Jacque Patterson, At-Large Member-elect, SBOE
Ujima (Collective work and responsibility)
SPEAKER: Rep. Markus Batchelor, Ward 8 Representative, SBOE
Ujamaa (Cooperative economics)
SPEAKER: Lafayette Barnes, Business Owner and Ward 8 Resident
SPEAKER: Toni Harper, President, The Federal City Alumnae Chapter, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
SPEAKER: Shaniyah Robinson, Junior, Ballou High School & Vice President, SGA
SPEAKER: Damien Thurston, Junior, Anacostia High School
SPEAKER: Rev. Wanda Thompson, Ambassador Baptist Church
Rewind and Watch: What Now?!
Twenty-twenty has turned out to be one hell of a year. From protests to the pandemic and from loud calls for police reforms to the movement for Black lives, it's enough to make your head spin. And with the November General Elections "almost" over, people are rightly asking where do we go from here. Join us for a conversation on "What's Now?! -- a discussion the local DC election, the presidential race, and what it all means for the future of the District and the country.
Our esteemed panel includes:
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