All tagged Muriel Bowser

Hillcrest Community Civic Association 20th Anniversary -- A Legacy of Inspired Civic Leadership

I originally created this piece as a PowerPoint presentation using images and records from the Hillcrest Historian, Gloria Logan. Mrs Logan is working on another record of Hillcrest and asked me about the original piece which was created and published in 2009. The PowerPoint presentation ran as attendees enjoyed lunch during the Anniversary Celebratory Luncheon. The video contains images of Hillcrest's leaders, city leaders and national leaders including, Eric Holder, Jessie Jackson, Tony Williams, Marion and Effy Barry, Alice Rivlin, Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton and many others. The Hillcrest Community is in Ward 7 in Washington DC, the Nation's Capitol.

Mayor Bowser hosts World AIDS Day Red Carnation Affair with special guest Raheem DaVaughn

Mayor Bowser hosted the World AIDS Day Red Carnation Affair at the Reeves Center today.  The Mayor, the Mayor's Office of Community Affairs Cluster and DC Health Officials addressed the well attended gathering.  Special Guess Raheem DeVaughn spoke about his efforts to combat AIDS the African American community through his foundation, LoveLifeFoundationDMV.org

Federation of Gay Games inspects DC sports venues & DC Gay Games 2022 Rally

The DC Gay Games Bid Committee for the 2022 Gay Games is hosting the Federation of Gay Games Site Inspection team 28 June - 1 July.  I serve as one of three, Bid Committee Co-Chairs.  The Bid Committee developed the plan to visit key venues, evaluate transportation and a few more social activities to introduce the Federation Officials to Washington DC and our ability, enthusiasm and commitment to host the best ever Gay Games.  This is what Day 1 in DC looked like.

We started with our bi-weekly DCGG2022 Bid Board Meeting.  David and Annette attended and participated freely in the discussion.  The meeting also allowed the Bid team to introduce themselves to FGG officials.  We finished the day with a large, diverse, energetic, enthusiastic and loud rally in support of bringing the Gay Games to Washington DC in 2022.  Our Mayor eloquently repeated her strong endorsement for the games. 

Mayor Bowser Visits the Hillcrest Community Civic Association

Mayor Muriel Bowser attended the Hillcrest Community Civic Association's monthly meeting today where she updated the community on the budget, the audit, crime, safety, housing and schools among other topics.  The Hillcrest Community, not known for its shyness, took full advantage of the Mayor's presence to ask tough questions.  The Education Committee awarded Desmond Dinkens a $2,000 scholarship for his leadership and innovation at the School Without Walls and in the community.

Marion Barry Jr's 81st Birthday Celebration

A couple hundred people gathered at the John A. Wilson Building to celebrate the anniversary of Mr Barry's 81st birthday and to view early concepts of his monument on March 7th.  Dr Janette Hoston Harris, the City Historian, led the program.  

Mayor Muriel Bowser reminded everyone of the multitudes of Washingtonians that Marion Barry helped over his 50 years of service to our city.  She encouraged everyone to mark the day by enjoying a fond, funny, outrageous memory of Marion Barry.   Council chairman, Phil Mendelson, spoke about the consummate politician who was a very able ally or opponent depending on the issue at hand.  Ward 8 Councilmember, Trayon White, spoke to Mr Barry's ability to connect with all generations, stating that he, his son and grandmother had relationships with, and stories to tell about Mr. Barry.

Women's March on Washington - This is What Democracy Looks Like

The Women's March did what both major political parties failed to do in the past elections.  The Woman's March motivated and mobilized a huge, diverse, grassroots movement to, dare I say it, "Take America Back."   I was there at the main stage supporting my sister DC Mayor Muriel Bowser.   My Mayor, organizers and all the speakers delivered powerfully unifying messages while making it clear that no one intends to give up over 200 years of progress.

#Inauguration of the 45th President - I was there #FirstBroDC

I am a native Washingtonian and have attended parts of many Inaugurations.  Sometimes my guy won.  Sometimes my gal lost.  For the first time, I was able to view the ceremony from the grounds of the US Capitol.  I was able to view the unbroken chain of the transfer of the Office of the President of the United States first hand.  I felt that it was very important to be there to hear it, to see it and the feel it firsthand.  #NoFilter.  The processing of what transpired on January 20th is a journey that many Americans and people around the world  share with me.  

Mayor Muriel Bowser Welcomes New Members of the 115th Congress

Mayor Muriel Bowser welcomed Freshman members of the 115th Congress to Washington DC today at a reception at the Cannon House Office Building.  The event marked the first time a Mayor of the District of Columbia has extended this courtesy to Congress.   The large room was packed with District residents, Congress members and staff.  The atmosphere in the room was jubilant. House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R) California, opened the program.  Steny Hoyer (D) Maryland - House Minority Whip - came out swinging -  citing that no capital city in industrialized countries lacks voting representation in its parliament.  This is wrong.  He went on to say that the DMV region depends on the health and vitality of Washington DC.  The implication being that the City should be able to count on support from the surrounding jurisdictions.   The Mayor's approach to build support for voting rights and Statehood is taking root.

Rep Hoyer introduced the special guest: House Minority Leader, Nancy Pelosi (D) California.

Mayor Muriel Bowser's Third Annual FreshStart 5K

A diverse crowd of about 1,200 turned out for the Third Annual FreshStart 5K which is one of Mayor Muriel Bowser’s initiatives to attain and maintain a healthy DC, on New Years Day 2017. 

The event is a run/walk.  It was a sunny winters morning on Hains Point and beautiful along the shores of the Washington Channel and the Potomac River.  

I used my GoPro on a head mount for the first time. There are a few things I'll do differently next time!  Enjoy

Transgender Day of Remembrance DC 2016 - TDOR

"The Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR) was founded in 1998 by Gwendolyn Ann Smith - a transgender graphic designer, columnist, and activist - to memorialize the murder of Rita Hester in Allston Massachusetts.  What initially began as a web-based project has since burgeoned into an international day of action; in 2014 TDORs were observed in over 200 cities"  Quoted from the program book of the Washington DC observance 20 November 2016