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Let’s do lunch.

Georgetown University offers a wide range of master’s programs and certificates to help you get ahead. Stop by our Open House Lunch on 10/3 to find a program for you.


In the Spirit of Justice

That’s a wrap on the House hearing for H.R. 51 and DC Statehood. Crowds packed the hearing room, two overflow rooms, and a jumbotron rally at Spirit of Justice Park Despite the fact that the bill is DOA in the current Senate, Mayor Bowser said she left feeling “optimistic.” Here’s a refresher on the historic nature of this hearing, and the case for statehood, if you missed it. Other hearing highlights:

Disunity on Reunion Square

Reunion Square, a potentially transformative development in Anacostia, is running into trouble as Ward 8 CM Trayon White, ANC 8A, and community members clash over major details. Current plans include housing, office space, a community theater, and a hotel, but some residents want to push for more affordable housing in lieu of the hotel rooms, among other critiques. White has asked critics to show him ID proving an Anacostia address, which left some residents miffed or feeling intimidated.  


The first female DC Superior Court clerk

Zabrina Dempson oversees more than 600 employees in the Superior Court system.


A man tried to steal a dragon pedal boat from National Harbor

Eddie Murphy as Mushu in Mulan said, “My powers are beyond your mortal imagination.” Unfortunately for one miscreant, his pedaling powers were not beyond the police’s power.


Op-ed: Why we’re shutting down DC

Today, youth around the world are leaving their classrooms (and workers their stations) as part of the Global Climate Strike. On Monday, local activists are escalating the strike by disrupting traffic: “Addressing climate devastation means an end to business as usual.”

Also || fuck dress codes, three in five of us drive to work alone, we’re not the most-surveilled city in the US--that’s Atlanta, how to design friendlier, clearer bus stops and guidance, Copycat fires bartender after colorist, sexist comments, 6 people hit in Columbia Road shooting

Dozens of dachshunds

The 2019 Wiener 500 is happening on September 21 at the Wharf’s District Pier. Part of DC’s Oktoberfest, daschunds will sprint to a finish line 20 yards away. Plan ahead to get there early, spectator spots are limited!


Friday: Park ur imagination, not ur car

Imagine the streets lined with little tiny parks instead of cars during DC PARK(ing) day. Pop-up parks that reimagine this public space will be located across the city. (all day)

  • If you can make it to one of these parks, make sure it’s our coworking space with MakeOffices! Featuring astroturf plant paradise, chairs and tables to do some werk, and a free day pass to check out the actual MakeOffices coworking space. (also all day)


Friday: DC Climate Strike

Inspired by Greta Thunberg, join in on a global strike to protest government and business inaction on climate change. The DC strike will start in John Marshall Park and march to Capitol Hill. Bring your signs and your anger. (11 am; there’s also a local action on the 23rd)


Saturday: H Street Festival

One of the biggest street fests in the country! If you want to take full advantage of the late summer festival season (and/or you missed Adams Morgan Day), this is a can’t-miss. (12pm)


Aretha on the big screen

Celebrate the events and people of the Civil Rights Movement at this year’s March on Washington Film Festival. The week-long festival includes film screenings, panel discussions and even some virtual reality. (through Sept. 29)


Reminders from the Weekly Scheduler


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