At ONE DC, our mission is to exercise political strength to create and preserve racial and economic equity in Shaw and the District. We have three main organizing areas: One Right to Housing, One Right to Income, and One Right to Wellness. As with our overall organizational development, these organizing areas have grown out of the work of Manna CDC, but we now have a stronger focus and city-wide perspective. Learn More About ONE DC.
ONE DC's Culture Circle is partnering with Midnight Forum, a
youth empowerment program that teaches different elements of hip-hop culture,
to create a mural about how communities have come together to fight for their
human rights. The Culture Circle
will invite ONE DC members who have been involved in ONE DC's campaigns to meet
with the youth and be interviewed by them. The youth will hear these various
stories and examine their own relationship to human rights struggles and decide
how to visually represent that on a mobile mural, painted on four panels, that
can be taken to different locations and used for various events. If you'd like
to get involved, e-mail
. The mural project is sponsored by a grant from
the Humanities Council of Washington, DC.
Last Updated on Sunday, 14 December 2008 13:50
Advancing Artistry Fundraising Concert: 12/21 with Christylez
Sunday, 14 December 2008 12:02
hip hop artist and ONE DC member Christylez Bacon calls on you to help
him raise $1,490 to take his native Washingtonian act to the APAP
(Association of Performance Arts Presenter) Conference in New York,
January 2009. Check him out at Mocha Hut at 1301 U Street NW on December 21st from 7pm-9pm. He will be collaborating with a vocalist, tuba player, and human beatbox.Christylez's goal is to deliver a message of cultural
acceptance and unification through music with diverse instrumentation
ranging from tuba to didgeridoo, ukulele to berimbeau, human beatbox to
djembe. The APAP Conference is the booking conference for arts
education and music centers around the country. Now it is time to raise
awareness and spread the message beyond the borders of the nation's
capital. Lend your support and tell a friend. For more info, visit
Last Updated on Sunday, 14 December 2008 12:21
Watch Participatory Democracy in Action!
Thursday, 06 November 2008 11:42
Check out our action at Mayor Fenty's house on International Housing Rights Day (October 6th):
Last Updated on Saturday, 23 January 2010 08:25
Happy International Housing Rights Day, Mayor Fenty!
Monday, 27 October 2008 05:12
SURPRISE! Happy International Housing
Rights Day, Mayor Fenty! On October 6th, we dropped by your
house in ShepherdPark to
celebrate. We brought signs and plenty of noise-makers. But…you didn’t seem so
happy to see us. Maybe we insisted that even the poorest people in DC deserve a
place at the party—and calling you to task for withdrawing your commitment to
affordable housing. Sixty of us showed up to say, “We can afford to pay rent,
but not as much as you can!” In case you ever get sentimental and want to remember
this amazing get-together, check out what the Washington City Paper and DC Indymedia recorded about the affair. Thanks
for the memories! Now if you could only recall your promises to low-income
Last Updated on Sunday, 14 December 2008 12:11
Renovated Units Available at MLK, Jr. Latino Co-op!
Monday, 27 October 2008 04:56
ONE DC helped to found a housing cooperative in the heart of the city. This co-op has a fascinating history (and future!). And you can be part of
it! The Martin Luther King, Jr. Latino Cooperative now has 11 newly
renovated units available and is actively recruiting new co-op members.
For more information, contact María at 202-232-2915 or
you know of a business or organization that supports justice in DC? If
so, please encourage them to place an ad or listing in The People's Progress Report, our
2008 annual report and directory of socially conscious businesses and
organizations that support ONE DC and our mission to create and
preserve racial and economic equity in Shaw and the District. They can
raise their profile and raise funds for fairness at the same time! Call
Dominic at 202-232-2915 for ad rates.
Last Updated on Monday, 27 October 2008 04:40
Sunday, 26 October 2008 06:12
ONE DC continues to build partnerships across the international movement
for housing justice. Save Middle East Action Committee, Inc. (SMEAC) is
one such partner, and it is dedicated to being a community organizing,
advocacy, and planning vehicle for stakeholders and residents of the
Middle East neighborhoods of Baltimore that will be displaced by the
establishment of a biotech park. We're sharing strategies and providing
organizing support and technical assistance to SMEAC. Watch a clip of their recent rally and check out an article about it in the Baltimore Sun. We shall not be moved!