Whatever else you do this week, make sure to vote on Tuesday. Don't forget about GGWash's handy ANC Voter Guide, which can help you choose your neighborhood representatives. They influence our city government about everything you read about on GGWash. Vote like your city and country depend on it, because they do!
Other events from around the region:
Monday, November 5
Adapt for a changing future: Come to the Cleveland Park Library (3310 Connecticut Avenue NW) at 6 pm to hear about DC’s first resilience strategy to deal with catastrophic shocks and chronic stresses in the city's economy, technology, and climate. The city also wants to hear your ideas on how to make DC more resilient. Find more information here.
Wednesday, November 7
Advocate for cyclists: You can represent the interests of bicyclists in DC by attending the city's Bicycle Advisory Council at 6 pm at One Judiciary Square (441 4th St NW, 11th floor). This month, you'll hear a law enforcement discussion with MPD and deliberations on commenting on DDOT's dockless bikeshare rulemaking, among other items. Find more information here.
Thursday, November 8
Commemorate the pedestrian lives lost on DC's roads: Join Rachel Maisler of Handlebars DC at 5:15 pm at the corner of 13th and K streets NW for a memorial walk to remember the 10 pedestrians who have been killed by drivers on DC roads in 2018. Find more information here (including the names of those killed and the roads where they died).
Check in on cleaning up the Anacostia: Join the DC Chapter Clean Water Committee, DC Department of Energy & Environment Director Tommy Wells, and other panelists to discuss progress on cleaning up the Anacostia River and challenges in the coming years. Attend the meeting at 6:30 pm at 50 F St NW #1100. It's free, but registration is required to access the building.
Sunday, November 18
Walk back in time in Old Anacostia: Join local reporter and historian John Muller on a walk through Old Anacostia to examine the neighborhood through the eyes of residents past and present. Blending historic research and contemporary Ward 8 politics, Muller will lead the group on a walk through time, exploring our city’s most historic Historic District. Stories of presidents, famed resident Frederick Douglass, 19th-century architecture, and neighborhood folklore will be woven throughout. You can choose either a 9 am or 11 am tour, both of which leave from the visitor’s center at the Frederick Douglass National Historic Site (1411 W Street SE). Get your $20 ticket here.