By Tashi McQueen,
AFRO Political Writer,
D.C. Council Committee – human resources and employee performance oversight hearings
On Feb. 15 at 9:30 a.m. the D.C. Council’s Committee on Executive Administration and Labor will hold a performance oversight hearing.
The Department of Human Resources, Office of Employee Appeals, Public Employees Relations Board, Office of Labor and Collective Bargaining and the Office of the City Administrator will testify during this session.
All committee oversight hearings will be conducted via zoom. Members of the public that would like to exercise their right to testify about any of these government departments can click on this link: dccouncil.gov
D.C. Council Committee – Transit and safety performance oversight hearings
On Feb. 17 at 9:30 a.m. the D.C. Council Committee on Transportation and the Environment will hold a performance oversight hearing.
The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, Metro Transit Police and the Washington Metrorail Safety Commission will testify at this hearing.
Citizens who’d like to exercise their right to testify can visit dccouncil.gov
MOST Club’s 20th Annual Black History Month Film Festival
The AFI Silver, a theater and cultural center in Silver Spring, Md., will host the Men of Strength’s 20th Annual Black History Month Film Festival on Feb. 18, 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Men of Strength is one the leading violence prevention programs for young men to prevent sexual and dating violence.
There will be three featured films that illuminate hip-hop. Reserved single screening, half-day, or full-day passes are available with suggested donations from $25-$50.
Mayor Bowser’s Office to host two Black history month events at the MLK Memorial Library
On Feb. 23 at 6:00 p.m., the D.C. Office of Human Rights and the Mayor’s Office on African Affairs will host two Black History Month events at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library.
There will be a hybrid panel about the “Past, Present, and Future of Black Resistance in the District and Beyond” and a Black men mental health and wellness panel and workshop. There will be intergenerational discussions between activists and community leaders about efforts to strive for equality and a better future. At the mental health conversation, the focus will be on sharing culturally sensitive care methods for Black men.
To sign up for either event register on the Eventbrite page for the Mayor’s Office on African Affairs.
Tashi McQueen is a Report For America Corps Member.
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