Thursday, June 14, 2018

The Ward 5 Report: #ALLCAPS

From: Councilmember Kenyan R. McDufie On Behalf Of Councilmember Kenyan R. McDufie
Sent: Thursday, June 14, 2018 2:59 PM
Subject: The Ward 5 Report: #ALLCAPS

Congratulations to the Washington Capitals on winning the 2018 Stanley Cup Championship


Our Washington Capitals win over the Vegas Golden Knights is the city's first ever Stanley Cup and the first major sports championship in 26 years. It was amazing to witness our city come together and celebrate such an amazing run to the championship.

The togetherness and positive energy I witnessed while taking part in the championship parade with my Council colleagues truly exemplified a core piece of who we are. I look forward to our city experiencing a summer filled with togetherness and positive energy as we work together to make the District of Columbia a better place for all. #ALLCAPS.

In Service,


Legislative Update

At last week's Council Legislative Meeting, Councilmember McDuffie introduced the above three pieces of legislation in response to recent incidents of gun violence in the District of Columbia. These bills underscore Councilmember McDuffie’s call for a heightened sense of urgency and that the District of Columbia must use all available resources to address the root causes of violence that plague communities across the District. Check Councilmember McDuffie's website for more details on these bills.

Kenyan in the Community

DPR Presents Black Pantther on the Big Screen, Under the Stars

D.C. Department of Parks and Recreation Roving Leaders organize family movie nights throughout the district every summer with the goal of entertaining families, building community and providing a free movie viewing experience for residents of all backgrounds. Catch Black Panther at one of these locations in/near Ward 5, or check the DPR website for a list of screenings around D.C.

Monday, June 18 - New York Ave Recreation Center
Friday, June 22 - Riggs LaSalle Recreation Center, 501 Riggs Rd NE
Thursday, June 28 - Langston Terrace, 667 24th St NE
Friday, July 13 - Carver Terrace, 21st & Maryland Ave
Tuesday, July 17 - Riggs LaSalle Recreation Center, 501 Riggs Rd NE
Tuesday, July 31 - North Michigan Park Recreation Center, 1333 Emerson St NE

For complete details, visit:

D.C. Public Schools Summer Book Club Event

D.C. Public Schools (DCPS) is launching its first-ever, citywide book club! Join us for empowering conversations for students, parents, and community members aligned with our values and the issues that our communities encounter each day.

On June 19 from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. at Brookland Middle School, we’ll discuss the themes of race, ethnicity, and culture with Chancellor Alexander, Councilman David Grosso, and a panel of engaged educators. This event will feature a discussion around three book selections:
  • Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stevenson (Adult)
  • The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas (Young Adult)
  • Last Stop on Market Street by Matt de la Pena (Children's)
DCPS will give away a limited number of books at upcoming district and school-level events. Copies of most book club selections are also available through D.C. Public Library. For additional information, visit

Department of Employment Services Community Conversation

On June 27 the D.C. Department of Employment Services (DOES) will hold its Community Conversation meeting for Wards 4, 5, and 6 at Uline Arena, 1140 3rd St NE Washington, DC 20002. The meeting is geared towards fostering the relationship between DOES and the community with a specific focus on customer service and the ways DOES can better serve its constituents.

Date: Thursday, June 27
Time: 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Uline Arena, 1140 3rd Street NE

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