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DC’s Best Inclusion & Diversity Resources

Quorum’s Inclusion and Diversity Council is excited to launch the Path For Progress— a step-by-step guide to help small and medium businesses (1–500 employees) build inclusion and diversity programs from the ground-up. Get the resources.

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Progressives helping progressives

Plenty of money goes towards campaigning for progressives. But what about helping them succeed once they have power? Local Progress has formed an urban league where fellow-traveling elected officials can share best practices and build collective momentum on issues like minimum wages, police reform and sanctuary.

 

Petworth Citizen will be re-imagined

After six years the beloved bar will merge with Loyalty Books next door before re-opening -- think its Reading Room, expanded. Loyalty will stay open somewhere on the street during any renovations.

 

It’s fine, no need for solar panels on our historic doomsday bunkers 

Some climate-conscious DC residents looking to put up solar panels on their homes first have to beat the red tape of the city’s historic preservation cabal, which regularly denies such requests in deference to aesthetic considerations. The refusal to relax standards seems especially shortsighted in the face of our raging climate crisis and the District’s own ambitious renewable energy goals: ‘Of what use is a fine house if you haven’t got a tolerable planet to put it on?’ 

 

Can an algorithm fix DCRA’s inspection woes? 

The much criticized regulatory agency is finally turning to academia for help in addressing its extremely poor track record of investigating housing code violations. Georgetown University’s new algorithm will sift through DCRA’s housing inspection data and prioritize inspections for properties with the sketchiest histories of code violations

 

Who will rally behind homegrown hoops star? 

DC-born Delonte West starred at Eleanor Roosevelt in Greenbelt before making the NBA, most famously with the Cavs, then leaving the league amidst struggles with mental illness. Disturbing video of West being assaulted in a DC roadway surfaced yesterday, sparking calls for compassion.


Also || How the federal government affects the mission of the city’s museums | MLK III was at DC march | MPD found the stolen bulldog | remembering Bethesda girl killed by bus | ...yes, the FBI spied on the Poor People’s Campaign

It’s free to be funny

Whether you’re trying out for SNL or just want to loosen up those awkward elevator rides, check out a free workshop at the Cheshire with Washington Improv. (7 pm)

 

Celebrating ethics in DC!

ICYMI: Friday signaled the end of the Jack Evans fraught tenure with DC council (unless he runs again), so it’s time to process our grief. Pre-game by reading some of Jack’s greatest hits and celebrate Council’s brighter, more ethical tomorrow with JUFJ, DC Working Families, and progressive candidates. (6:30pm)

 

2020 Vision

The Inner Loop's literary reading series is back to ring in a new decade with stunning prose--fiction, nonfiction and poetry. Head to Colony Club and get inspired about all the stories left to live. (7:30pm)

 

Tunes: Lohesh

Bacchae? Great. Psychic Subcreatures? Great. So it’s just plain logic that Lohesh, a local supergroup featuring members of both bands playing “dark post-punk,” will, you guessed it, also be great. (8 pm)

Also || Jewish food innovation for the plant-forward decade | talk: reflecting on narcissists | J.D. Vance Podcast live recording | queer socialists happy hour | Senegalese cinema: Hyenas

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