Category Archives: Call to Action

Opportunities for you to get involved in change-making.

BONUS POST: Legendary – Rest In Power Gil Scott-Heron

Gil Scott-Heron passed into the heavens today. As with so many other “reports” of celebrity deaths on Twitter, I refused to believe it at first. Then NPR posted this:  And so it is. I’ll admit: I know little of GSH, except that he taught us The Revolution Will Not Be Televised, but they’ll tell us…

Transgender Woman Severely Beaten at Baltimore McDonalds While Employees Watch | The Bilerico Project

y’all… i just had an emotional breakdown over this.  as in i *literally* spent the past 20 minutes wailing and convulsing. i didn’t even make it all the way to the end of the video.  i do not recommend that you watch, but definitely read the story and make your voice heard to mcdonald’s. Transgender…

DCAYA – First Annual Youth and Young Adult Housing and Service Needs Survey #dcyouthcount

Hi All! The time is finally upon us!  The DC Youth Count will begin on MONDAY, MARCH 7TH!  Please share this flier widely!  Tell ya mama, tell ya friends, tell anyone whose heart can comprehend.  And yes, you can even send it in a letter or tell somebody on the phone.  (I make no apologies…

Volunteers Needed for #DCYouthCount – NEW TRAINING DATES!

Join DCAYA and Participate in an Exciting Volunteer Opportunity! The DC Alliance of Youth Advocates, in concert, with George Washington University and the Interagency Council on Homelessness will be conducting a survey of homeless and unstably housed youth from March 7-20, 2011. Why A Youth Homelessness Survey? •    The current homelessness systems across the United…

Retreat on #DCHomelessYouth

As many of you know, I’m playing a major role in developing DC’s first framework to end & prevent youth homelessness.  For the past eight months, we’ve gathered voices from various DC government and nonprofit agencies, hoping to pull together a draft framework.  Our plan was to use data from the youth survey to complete…

#YOCact – Taking Action to Empower Youth of Color

Many of us are familiar with the #BlackEdu hashtag.  It originally started out as a community discussion on the achievement gap between black & brown students and their white counterparts.  the community discussion ended for what i think are a variety of reasons (not the point of this post), but some people did try to…

Covenant House Washington Candlelight Vigil for Homeless Youth

November is National Runaway & Homeless Youth Month.  Covenant Houses across the country will be holding vigils to raise awareness.  Here are the details on DC’s vigil; hope to see you there!

Action Alert: DC Residents’ Lives At Risk! Contact Your Councilmember by 10AM TOMORROW!!

and thus begins the winter planning fight for homeless people in DC… From: fairbudgetcoalition@googlegroups.com [mailto:fairbudgetcoalition@googlegroups.com] On Behalf Of Nassim Moshiree Sent: Monday, October 18, 2010 4:54 PM To: fairbudgetcoalition@googlegroups.com Subject: Action Alert: DC Residents’ Lives At Risk! Contact Your Councilmember by 10AM TOMORROW!! Importance: High ACTION ALERT:  Emergency Legislation Up Tomorrow Will Put DC Residents…

no wedding, no womb? – a preliminary observation on #nwnw

so after 10 days of angry tweeting betwixt the #nwnw folks & those who are screaming, “THEE HELL?!” (myself included), i decided – to dig a little and tweet my own brief response.  but i’m a gemini.  and it was 4am, so i’ve consolidated below. okay so since ppl are STILL talking about #nwnw, i’m doing…

8/2 — My Talk With The Mayor And A Tent City Update (from @ericsheptock)

Eric is a friend in the fight to end homelessness; most especially when it comes to basic civil rights for homeless people in Washington, DC. The story he describes is typical of Adrian Fenty. I never thought i’d live some place or some time where or when a political figure blatantly violated the majority of…

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