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DC General Is Closed



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Dear Washingtonians,

We did it. This week, we closed DC General once and for all.

Four years ago, we made a bold promise to close the DC General Family Shelter for good. We said what everyone knows to be true: In a city as prosperous as ours, we can do better. DC General was too big, too old and rundown, and too remote to help our most vulnerable families.

This week, I thank our landlord partners who have helped our families secure permanent housing across all eight wards. I thank the Community Partnership for the Prevention of Homelessness for their tireless efforts to support our residents exiting homelessness.

I thank all the men and women at the Department of Human Services, the Interagency Council on Homelessness, and the Department of General Services for their relentless work to drive down homelessness in the District, to close DC General for good, and to build and open the smaller, more dignified programs we know our families need and deserve.

Most importantly, thank you to our entire city for taking on this bold vision. Together, we will continue our work to make homelessness rare, brief, and nonrecurring.


Muriel Bowser

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My Sister’s Soul Presents… The Remnant: A Candid Conversation with Simply Stacy



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April 12 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm $10
April is recognized as National Poetry Month, Following His Way wanted to celebrate with a poetic presentation featuring Simply Stacy and the melodic music stylings of Katrice Walker. This event will be filled with poetry, music and conversations – worth the time and money of every attendee.
Proceeds from The Remnant will benefit the I Am Valuable Mentoring Program, Inc. in direct support of the future of our youth. Please join us as we seek to encourage and inspire.
If you are unable to attend the show, but you’re interested in donating to I Am Valuable Mentoring Program, Inc. visit

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WRAPture, a temporary public art project created through a series of sari fabrication workshops



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Monica Jahan Bose partners with the Anacostia Arts Center, We Act Radio, members of the community in Washington, DC and Katakhali Village, Bangladesh to present WRAPture, a temporary public art project created through a series of sari fabrication workshops.  WRAPture will wrap or drape five buildings in Anacostia with massive colorful cotton fabric saris from Bangladesh covered with printmaking and writing about climate change by residents of Anacostia and Katakhali Village, Bangladesh.
Installation hubs: Anacostia Arts Center (1231 Good Hope Rd SE, Washington DC) and We Act Radio (1918 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue).
Day 1: Thursday, April 4 — Unveiling and Reception
  • The first day of the WRAPture installation. Viewing hours 3-8 pm.  During viewing hours, Monica Jahan Bose and WRAPture participants will be continuously on site to speak to visitors.
  • From 3-5 pm, Slideshow in Anacostia Arts Center’s Black Box Theatre, featuring the sari workshops in Washington DC and Bangladesh.
  • From 6-8 pm, Dedication and Reception at We Act Radio.


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Celebrate the River Festival’s 5th Anniversary & Anacostia Park’s centennial with canoe rides, fishing, a bike parade, live DC music and
lawn games. Explore the annual artists market and listen to local bands to experience SE DC’s art scene! The festival is FREE and family friendly! Sign up for updates and visit our website to learn more.

Washington Informer Newspaper, 3117 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave SE, Washington, DC 20032

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