Get to know the DC at-large democratic primary candidates – Greater Greater Washington

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Greater Greater Washington is hosting an online forum on Tuesday, April 19 at 7:00 pm to get to know where the candidates for DC’s Democratic at-large seat stand on housing land use and transportation. This forum will be moderated by Alex Koma, Washington City Paper’s Loose Lips. You can RSVP here.

The event will be recorded and will be available along with recordings from our other candidate’s forums, on GGWash’s elections hub, accessed here.

Tuesday, April 19

Cities and People: The GW Urban Studies Initiative is hosting its second symposium “City and the People !, a free event series occurring from Tuesday, April 19, 2022, through Saturday, April 23, 2022, that will dive deep into how neighborhoods are shaped beyond practical demands of geography, illustrating them as holding sites for patterns of migration, identity formations, and alternative power building. This event series kicks off on Tuesday, April 19th with a discussion of DC Statehood & Food Deserts. You can learn more and register for the symposium here

Wednesday, April 20

Get to know the transportation views of candidates in the Maryland Democratic Primary for Governor: Join the Real News Network, and Bikemore in Action to hear from leading gubernatorial candidates about their visions for Maryland’s transportation future. This event will take place in person and be streamed online. Confirmed candidates include Rushern Baker, Peter Franchot, John King, and Tom Perez. Learn more and register here.

Mapping Environmental Justice Concerns in Maryland: Join Montgomery Parks for a conversation with Dr. Sacoby Wilson for a stimulating conversation about the ongoing development and implementation of the environmental justice mapping tool MD EJSCREEN. Dr. Wilson’s presentation will highlight how the mapping tool was built, why it was needed, and how it has been used by community members, legal advocates, policymakers, and government agency officials. Learn more and register here.

Friday, April 22 – Sunday April 24

Earth Day: Mark your calendars and plan to celebrate Earth Day this weekend by attending an event!

On Saturday, GGWash friends are promoting an intersectional plant sale in Petworth (learn more here), a clean-up of the Met Branch Trail (register here), and the Fight for our Future rally (register here). On Sunday, there’s a rally in Chevy Chase in support of mixed-income housing on top of a new Chevy Chase Library (learn more here).

Thursday, April 28

GGWash’s Spring Gala is almost here: Spring is finally here and Greater Greater Washington is hosting a gala on Thursday, April 28, 2022, from 6: 00-9: 00 pm at Mess Hall in Northeast DC.

This celebration is your chance to connect with people from across the region who are passionate about making our communities greater, quaff locally made drinks from the open bar, and indulge in delicious (and sustainable) hors d’oeuvres. It’s an evening out for a good cause: each ticket sale directly supports GGWash’s work to help advance racial, economic, and environmental justice in land use, transportation, and housing throughout Greater Washington. Come celebrate with us and indulge in some of the finest fare our region has to offer.

Kate Jentoft-Herr is GGWash’s Engagement Manager. Previously the Development Manager at the Coalition for Smarter Growth, Kate is interested in exploring the relationships between land-use, racism, and the Climate Crisis and in making discussion of urban issues accessible to folks from all backgrounds. She loves DC and being able to walk to work.

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