6:30-9:00 pm 1828 12th Street NW
RSVP here by December 1! Washington, DC 20009
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Please help us make future grantmaking possible.
All funds raised at this event will help us raise money for our Spring/Summer 2014 grant round and beyond. If you can’t make it to the event, but would like to support the DC Fund, go to www.diversecityfund.org/donate
Join us for an evening of laughter and fun, featuring four amazing social justice comedians! All proceeds raised will support DC Fund’s grantmaking, which nurtures community leaders and grassroots projects which are acting to transform DC into a more just, vibrant place to live. Advance ticket purchase required through the link above.
Sampson McCormick has done it all. An award-winning, black, openly gay stand-up comedian, writer and activist, Sampson has produced three comedy albums, written two books, and won several awards including most recently the Gillard-Alston Award For Contributions to LGBT Youth Empowerment (2012).
Known among the DC comedy community for his laugh and a catchphrase or two, Haywood Turnipseed describes himself as, “comedian; jedi knight; sith lord; force naturalist; avatar; husband; dad; son; sun; brother; reader; thinker; dreamer.”
Yev Kirpichevsky is a standup comedian and a storyteller. He is a winner of the Story League’s Story Tournament’s Audience Favorite Award and has performed all over DC, including the Black Cat, the Sixth & I Historic Synagogue, the Arts Club of Washington, and the DC Arts Center.Event Host: Washington Parks and People Event Coordinated by: Liz Anderson Consulting
Check out the photos from the June 25 Grantee Celebration:
Walking Tour #1: Lower Georgia Ave Past, Present & Future
Saturday, May 11, 11am
Join Sylvia Robinson (Emergence Community Arts Collective & Georgia Ave Task Force) for a 90-minute walking tour to benefit the Diverse City Fund. We’ll discuss the history of neighborhood landmarks and community institutions, and will examine the future of development as being discussed by residents, for-profit and nonprofit developers and city officials.
The tour will also feature presentations by several DC Fund grantees based in the neighborhood.
This walking tour fundraiser is capped at 20 participants, for a donation of $15-$50 sliding scale, and all funds raised will be distributed to small, community organizations in the DC Fund’s Fall 2013 grant round. Starting location near Howard University will be emailed with confirmation.
To donate & RSVP visit http://georgiaavetour.
Walking Tour #2: Shaw Gentrification & Community Change
Thursday, May 16, 6pm
Good news: Although DC was recently named the most unaffordable city in the country, Shaw neighborhood activists have been coming together for community-led development for more than fifty years, and there’s a lot we can learn from their efforts to make sure neighborhood change doesn’t lead to displacement.
Join the Diverse City Fund for a 2-hour walking tour of the Shaw neighborhood. Among other things, we’ll discuss the neighborhood’s history and look at how new & longtime residents have united to win funding for new affordable housing and community centers, take control of their high-rise apartment buildings and start an Occupy movement (way back in 2010).
The tour will feature presentations by several DC Fund grantees based in the neighborhood.
This walking tour fundraiser is capped at 20 participants, for a donation of $15-$50 sliding scale, and all funds raised will be distributed to small, community organizations in the DC Fund’s Fall 2013 grant round. Starting location near the Mt. Vernon Square Metro will be emailed with confirmation.
To donate & RSVP visit http://shawtour.