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Save the Date: Mayor Bowser’s 2019 State of the District Address

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Join Mayor Bowser at the 2019 State of the District Address on Monday, March 18 at 5:30 p.m.

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The Colored Section : The Art of Zsudayka Nzinga & James Terrell RECEPTION

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The Colored Section is the latest work from the creative duo, James Terrell and Zsudayka Nzinga.

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JAMES STEPHEN TERRELL

James Terrell is a multi-disciplinary artist based in Northeast, Washington, DC. His paintings incorporate ideas of ancestry and identity alongside formal concerns of color and composition. Terrell holds a MFA in painting from Parsons School of Design and a BFA from Howard University. He has exhibited throughout Washington, DC for over 15 years, including at the Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum and the Howard University Gallery of Fine Art. He works as an art teacher in the DC Public Schools.

ZSUDAYKA NZINGA

Zsudayka Nzinga is an acrylic artist from Denver, CO. her career as an artist. Her work is largely composed of messages regarding the experience of the black woman in america. Its aim is to start creating pieces that are definitive around the culture of “black”America as a tribe of new American African people. Zsudayka Nzinga’s work contains a lot of patterns and symbolism. The patterns are inspired by textile fabrics, Ankara and other culture fabric patterns and stained glass. There are often recurring images. She uses stained glass styled line work to communicate things are always in a state of change, coming together or moving apart but all are pieces that tell a story.

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Your Trusted News Legacy! The Washington Informer, Your Community News Source since 1964

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For over a half century The Washington Informer has delivered community journalism that brings perspective and voice to the issues that affect our neighborhoods, businesses, and lives.

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Join Kojo Nnamdi to learn about entrepreneurship east of the Anacostia

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I remember when I first moved to DC, it seemed like you couldn’t get in a taxi without hearing the mellifluous tones of Kojo Nnamdi asking important questions about life in our city. Now, you have a chance to watch him in action during a live taping of his show, on location from 6 to 8 pm on Tuesday, July 30 at the Anacostia Playhouse, 2020 Shannon Place SE, “to talk about the landscape of local businesses, jobs and entrepreneurship in Ward 8.”

Kojo will ask, “what does it take to open a business in a neighborhood that some residents feel has traditionally lacked shops, restaurants, and entertainment? As development ramps up East of the River—a new sports and entertainment arena in Congress Heights, Busboys and Poets in Anacostia, along with smaller local businesses—are longtime business owners, new entrepreneurs, and job seekers able to take advantage of the new growth? What are the businesses that are setting up shop—and will they serve the community surrounding them?

Register to attend here, and heed the organizers’ note that “seating is limited – first-come, first-served. Although registration is strongly recommended, it does not guarantee a seat.”

Don’t forget about our hot event: Join GGWash and the Urban Land Institute (ULI) Washington on Thursday, August 8, 6-8 pm at 700 Pennslyvania Avenue SE for a panel discussion about climate change, extreme urban heat, and resilience efforts that are happening in our own backyard. This event is $10 for GGWash Neighbors and $20 for the general public (note that prices increase by $5 after August 4). Neighbors can look for an email with the registration code or contact Jane Green. Not yet a GGWash Neighbor? Join today!

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