The Washington Lawyers’ Committee has been excited to partner with ONE DC over the last several months. On the housing side, the Washington Lawyers’ Committee has joined with ONE DC to identify civil rights violations and ways to protect subsidized housing, particularly as subsidized housing transitions to market-rate housing and landlords may have incentives to encourage tenants with subsidies to move. The Washington Lawyers’ Committee is working with ONE DC to ensure that tenants are aware of and able to enforce their protections under both D.C. and federal law.
The Washington Lawyers’ Committee is also currently working with ONE DC members to help lay the groundwork for a Black Workers’ Center through ONE DC’s series of listening sessions. Our employment staff, with its background in litigation and mediation, is eager to see the Center get off the ground and to partner with workers to address issues of discrimination and unfair pay in the workplace.
SAVE & IMPROVE PUBLIC HOUSING! Rally and Hearing
Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Wilson Building, 1350 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Metro Center/Federal Triangle Station
Did you know that:
Join Empower DC to demand DC:
- Renovate vacant units for homeless families!
- Fund & complete needed repairs!
- Stop demolishing public housing!
We will rally outside, then pack the budget hearing for DCHA & support residents who will testify! If you want to testify, sign up by calling Kate
at (202) 724-8198
To RSVP, get more info, request assistance with preparing testimony, request transportation or volunteer to help with outreach and phone banking before the rally, contact Schyla
at (202) 234--9119 x 101
*Buses are being organized to transport people from Barry Farm, Greenleaf and other locations*
To understand more about the public housing crisis in DC, read this article
about Barry Farm.
ONE DC, Raise Your City, and One Love Massive present a vibrant evening of music and arts, the U Street neighborhood, and the spirit of Funk that brings us all together. The event will serve as the official kick-off to DC's Funk Parade the following day and night, and benefit both the African American Civil War Museum and ONE DC.
- Music: Black Masala | Sir Joe Quarterman | Jahsonic (DJ Set)
- A screening of trailer of "Black Broadway on U TransMedia Project", recounting the African American cultural renaissance in the U Street neighborhood from the 1910s to 1950s. www.blackbroadwayonu.com
- Historians & Storytellers
- Local Craft Breweries
- DC Foodtrucks
ONE DC | Exercising political strength to create and preserve racial and economic equity in Shaw and the District, working toward a city equitable for all.
AFRICAN AMERICAN CIVIL WAR MEMORIAL AND MUSEUM | Preserving and telling the stories of the United States Colored Troops and African American involvement in the American Civil War. AACWMM utilizes a rich collection of primary resources, educational programming and technology to create a meaningful learning experience focused on a pivotal time in American history.
RAISE YOUR CITY | Orchestrating social change by connecting civically minded people to local non-profits, artists, and businesses invested in making a difference in their immediate community.
ONE LOVE MASSIVE | Providing social media management, talent management, and bookings for DC businesses and artists, and spreading love daily.
Check out the highlights from ONE DC's Annual Meeting & get a look at some of our ongoing campaigns.
Where does change come from? Politicians...? Or the People?