In front of the House of Representatives tonight, Congresswomen Nancy Pelosi, Gwen Moore, and Jan Schakowsky spoke to the crowd.
I went out this morning to see the Stella snowstorm. Not much accumulation, but still it was pretty wandering around Union Station, the Capitol, and the Supreme Court.
Ndume Olatushani was in prison for 27 years for murder before his conviction was overturned in 2012. During his imprisonment, he turned to art to cope. He’d had a tough life before his imprisonment, including committing lesser crimes, and now dedicates his life to helping stop the “cradle to prison” pipeline that affects at-risk youths. … Continue reading The Cradle to Prison Pipeline
Sunday March 12th, along Constitution Avenue.
On International Women’s Day, Women Workers Rising held a march and a rally in John Marshall Park.
Native Nations Rise is erecting a teepee encampment on the Mall, in view of the White House and Washington Monument, to protest the Dakota Access Pipeline. The encampment will remain up for four days.
Following today’s revised travel ban announcement, there was a rally in front of the White House, although it quickly had to move to the north side of Lafayette Square as the police blocked off the area by the White House for non-disclosed reasons (perhaps a motorcade?)
I went to see the new mural going up at Ben’s Chili Bowl today. It’s designed by Cory Stowers, and will be staying up for four months while Ben’s decides on which people to feature in what is sure to be another iconic mural, replacing the previous mural that featured Barack Obama and Bill Cosby.
The MLK library is closing on Saturday for three years of renovations. The library was designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, and is his only building in D.C.; it was completed in 1972 after his death. The design for the building combined Mies’ modernist features plus specs from a 1961 Booz Allen study. Booz … Continue reading MLK Library
Friday night, by the White House.