Empower DC is a grassroots organization in DC whose mission is to enhance, improve and promote the self-advocacy of low and moderate income DC residents in order to bring about sustained improvements in their quality of life.
Given the current tumultuous political climate in DC, Empower is organizing an upcoming event that rally people together to protest initiatives by the current Mayor Adrian Fenty who is perceived by many long-time residents as DC as a betrayer of the people.
The event is called Funk Fenty and will take place next week. Catch the details below:
Concert & Rally to Save Public Property &Protest Fenty's Attacks on Chocolate City Residents & Workers
THURSDAY, MAY 7TH
FREEDOM PLAZA - 14th & Penn Ave, NW(rain date May 8th)
Live Music By Local Rock/Funk Bands:
DC Hip-Hop/Go-Go on the Wheels of Steel:
DJ Earth 1ne (Classic Hip Hop LLC,
Mental Salvation Radio,
NOI)DJ Soyomore to come...stay tuned!
Speakers and solidarity action to stop Fenty's policies including:-
- Save 11 DC Public School Fenty Wants to Give to Developers-
- Save the 15 Parks and Rec Child care centers Fenty wants to close-
- Save the public mental health care system that Fenty wants to privatize-
- Protest Cuts to public services, and attacks on city workers and public sector unions
CALL EMPOWER DC for more information (202) 234-9119