Posts Tagged ‘Empower DC’

Gray Emphasizes Continuity in First Education Address

In his first speech dedicated to education, Mayor Vince Gray refrained from laying out any dramatic new proposals, instead highlighting the city's recent successes in public education and stressing the need for continuity.
"The plans and proposals I share with you may not send out seismic shockwaves or make big headlines," Gray said this afternoon, "but [...]

More Fireworks Ahead of Next Barry Farm Meeting

Two weeks ago, the D.C. Housing Authority attempted to hold a meeting to allow would-be redevelopers of the Barry Farm public housing complex near Anacostia to present their proposals to residents. No such luck. Just as the first developer began speaking, a group of protesters led by the group Empower DC shouted him down with [...]

Bruce Monroe School Developers Conference to Get Picketed

Tomorrow morning, the developers interested in answering the request for proposal out for the Bruce Monroe School site on Georgia Avenue will gather at Howard University's GADGET Center to hear more details about how the process will work. But they won't be convening in peace: Local activist group Empower DC has issued a call for [...]

Empower DC At It Again

Empower DC has already rallied and protested against the sale of D.C. public property twice in the  last few months.
Last week, activists joined together in front of the Wilson Building. And in late March, they gathered by the office of Neil Albert, head of the city's office of planning and economic development.
Now, it looks like [...]