• Protests Against Climate Change in Washington, DC

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    Published September 30, 2014 at 4:45 pm - No Comments On September 21, 2014 over 300,000 people swarmed Manhattan in mass protest against global climate change. With indigenous peoples and people of colo ...

    Protests Against Climate Change in Washington, DC
  • New Lens Productions – The Power of the Media in the Hands of Baltimore Youth

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    Published September 26, 2014 at 2:25 pm - No Comments To promote social change through the use of art and media.   The above audio is an interview of New Lens, recorded for This Light Sounds for Soc ...

    New Lens Productions – The Power of the Media in the Hands of Baltimore Youth
  • Celebrating Adult Education and Family Literacy Week 2014

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    Published September 19, 2014 at 3:48 pm - No Comments The Washington DC metropolitan region is one of the nation’s highest-skilled economies. By 2018, 71 percent of all jobs in the District of Colu ...

    Celebrating Adult Education and Family Literacy Week 2014
  • Considering the Political Motivations Behind Gentrification

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    Published September 15, 2014 at 12:11 pm - 2 Comments Johanna Bockman is a sociologist and curator of the blog Sociology in My Neighborhood: DC Ward Six. She has been working with Grassroots DC and the P ...

    Considering the Political Motivations Behind Gentrification
  • Disparity in DC Public Schools

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    Published August 25, 2014 at 7:49 am - 2 Comments Several conclusions have been brought to the public view to why students specifically in DC public schools are dropping out. This problem has become ...

    Disparity in DC Public Schools
  • One Student’s Take On What Really Matters In DC Public Schools

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    Published August 22, 2014 at 12:15 pm - No Comments I asked DC Public School graduate Quintess Bond why she thought DCPS test scores were so low? She presents her thesis in the form of this documentary ...

    One Student’s Take On What Really Matters In DC Public Schools
  • Residents, Developers are Divided on SW Redevelopment

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    Published July 3, 2014 at 1:41 pm - No Comments Tensions ran high between developers and community members last Wednesday night, June 25, during a meeting regarding the proposed redesign of the Sou ...

    Residents, Developers are Divided on SW Redevelopment
  • The Human Heart and How It Works

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    Published July 1, 2014 at 6:29 pm - No Comments According to The New People’s Physician the human heart is a hollow muscular organ located in the breast that pumps blood received from the veins i ...

    The Human Heart and How It Works
  • Why the R*dsk*ns Needs to Change Their Name

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    Published June 23, 2014 at 3:03 pm - No Comments Crossposted from the Huffington Post Written by Amanda Blackhorse The Washington NFL team needs to change its name. I am a proud member of the Navajo ...

    Why the R*dsk*ns Needs to Change Their Name
  • White Paper: How to Make Housing Affordable in the District of Columbia

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    Published June 11, 2014 at 2:26 pm - 4 Comments Written by Eugene Puryear This white paper explores solutions to one of the most pressing issue for residents of D.C.—housing affordability. Make H ...

    White Paper:  How to Make Housing Affordable in the District of Columbia
  • Capitol Hill Community Foundation Supporting Computer Literacy at Grassroots DC

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    Published April 22, 2014 at 7:23 pm - 2 Comments When Grassroots DC began setting up shop within the Potomac Gardens Public Housing complex in May of 2013, it was with the intention of providing med ...

    Capitol Hill Community Foundation Supporting Computer Literacy at Grassroots DC
  • Confronting Gentrification: Part Two

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    Published April 15, 2014 at 5:21 pm - No Comments On February 18, a panel discussion on the critical implications of “urban renewal” in DC communities took place at American University. T ...

    Confronting Gentrification:  Part Two
  • Writing History with Potomac Gardens Residents

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    Published February 14, 2014 at 3:00 pm - 2 Comments Cross-posted from Sociology in My Neighborhood: DC Ward Six by Johanna Bockman Back in December 2012, I took a look at the Wikipedia page for Potomac ...

    Writing History with Potomac Gardens Residents
  • Become an Advocate for Affordable Housing

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    Published February 9, 2014 at 12:51 pm - No Comments . . . → Read More: Become an Advoca ...

    Become an Advocate for Affordable Housing

Protests Against Climate Change in Washington, DC

On September 21, 2014 over 300,000 people swarmed Manhattan in mass protest against global climate change. With indigenous peoples and people of color leading the charge , the largest protest against climate change in history took place in New York City.

On September 23, Rising Tide DC (RTDC), the local chapter of the international, grassroots climate justice network Rising Tide North America, and the National Campaign for Nonviolent Resistance (NCNR), an organization dedicated to peace and nonviolent resistance, both staged acts of protests against climate change in solidarity with the march in NYC within the nation’s capitol.

NCNR gathered on Pennsylvania Ave. before stopping in front of the White House, and spoke out against the Pentagon’s usage of fossil fuels and similar military practices. Refusing to leave without meeting a person in power, five NCNR protesters were arrested for refusing to step away from the gates surrounding the White House.


While these events were taking place, RTDC led a march through downtown DC opposing the practices of large corporations, such as TD Bank, which cause global human and environmental suffering.


New Lens Productions – The Power of the Media in the Hands of Baltimore Youth

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To promote social change through the use of art and media.   The above audio is an interview of New Lens, recorded for This Light Sounds for Social Change, a Washington, D.C. based radio series featuring activist artists from across the globe. New Lens is a youth driven social justice organization working to assist youth [...] . . . → Read More: New Lens Productions – The Power of the Media in the Hands of Baltimore Youth


Celebrating Adult Education and Family Literacy Week 2014

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The Washington DC metropolitan region is one of the nation’s highest-skilled economies. By 2018, 71 percent of all jobs in the District of Columbia will require at least some training beyond high school. Despite this, 62,000 adult DC residents never received a high school diploma or general equivalency degree (GED) and even [...] . . . → Read More: Celebrating Adult Education and Family Literacy Week 2014


Kalima Young Director of the Baltimore Art + Justice Project appears on This Light: Sounds For Social Change

The Baltimore Art + Justice Project works to improve the lives of Baltimore residents by strengthening art and design-based advocacy and intervention. The Baltimore Art + Justice Project is working to facilitate dialogue and data collection that enables the city of Baltimore to identify and better understand its art and design based social [...] . . . → Read More: Kalima Young Director of the Baltimore Art + Justice Project appears on This Light: Sounds For Social Change


Considering the Political Motivations Behind Gentrification

Gentrification Isn't Inevitable

Johanna Bockman is a sociologist and curator of the blog Sociology in My Neighborhood: DC Ward Six. She has been working with Grassroots DC and the Potomac Gardens Community on the production of the documentary Potomac Gardens Inside and Out (which you’ll soon hear more about on this site and beyond). Below [...] . . . → Read More: Considering the Political Motivations Behind Gentrification