Infographic on Africans living in DC. We spend so much money in the city yet lack adequate resources and support from the government.
There’s a coalition that’s working on changing that. Please read the Call of Action below and reblog, re-tweet, email this to your network!
URGENT CALL TO ACTION!
MOVEMENT TO STOP THE EROSION OF THE AFRICAN CULTRAL COMMUNITY IN DC
LET US MOVE FORWARD IN ONE SPIRIT!!! tomorrow, Tuesday, May 7 and Wednesday, May 8 to call, email and visit with DC City Council members to stress the same three issues:
1. Stop the erosion and focus on the preservation and sustainability of the Africa cultural organizations in the District of Columbia. It cannot be done by organizations alone.
2. Provide Grant Making Authority for the Mayor’s Office on African Affairs (OAA) equal to other DC government offices with similar mandates that will allow OAA to oversee technical assistance grants that permit African cultural organizations to maintain their presence in DC.
3. Provide immediate relief, including appropriate studio space for KanKouran,and engage in discussions with other organizations like the African Heritage Dancers and Drummers to ascertain their needs and options.
CALL, VISIT OR EMAIL MAYOR VINCENT GRAY AND DC COUNCIL MEMBERS LISTED BELOW
Phil Mendelson, Chair, DC City Council: (Tel: (202) 724-8032; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org (Key Person)
Marion Barry (Ward 8); Chair 202-724-8045 Email: email@example.com
Kenyan McDuffy (Ward 5) 202-724-8028 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tommy Wells (Ward 6) 202-724-8072 Email: email@example.com
Yvette Alexander (Ward 7) 202-724-8068 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Jim Graham (Ward 1) 202-724-8181 Email: email@example.com