Community’s Choice for the Week of February 1st, 2015

Reverse Mortgages

Housing Counseling Services, Inc. is holding monthly workshops on Reverse Mortgages the 2nd and 3rd Tuesday at its NW location. www.housingetc.org

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Black History Month

February is Black History Month and the DC Public Library invites you to celebrate the culture of Black Washington thru its free art exhibit at MLK Memorial Library. www.dclibrary.org

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 Help the Homeless

Here’s your chance to help the homeless. It Takes Two, Inc. is collecting blankets now thru February 28th. Drop off your donation at Internal Life Detox in Capital Heights.   www.ittakestwoinc.org

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 Women and Heart Disease

Did you know that every year 1 in 3 women die of heart disease and stroke? Friday February 6th is National Wear Red Day. Learn the facts visit the American Heart Association. www.GoRedForWomen.org.

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Violence Against Women

Join women globally to stop violence against women. Join One Billion Rising Global February 14th for its Break the Chain Dance at Fort Belvoir USO Warrior and Family Center www.msveteranamerica.org

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STEM 

Are you interested in a career in STEM related fields? The 29th Annual Beya Stem career fair is February 6th and 7th at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park Hotel. www.ccgmag.com

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 Women’s Conference

Access to Wholistic and Productive Living Institute invites women to its “Annual Women Making Healthy Decisions Symposium” February 21st at Colmar Manor Community Center.   www.awpli.org.

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African American Luncheon

Get in the know. Attend the African American Life and History 89th Annual Black History Luncheon February 28th at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park Hotel. www.asalh.org

Renee Nash


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Renee Nash, Director of Information and Public Affairs for WHUR, is a well-respected journalist who has covered a range of issues from local and national politics, to healthcare reform and civil rights. She has also spearheaded numerous award-winning projects including radiothons, town hall meetings and food and clothing drives. Over her 25-year career at WHUR, she has been a writer, reporter, producer and anchor. Renee serves on the boards of many organizations including the Edith P. Wright Breast Cancer Foundation and Sisters of Hope. She is the proud mom of Dominique and Delante.

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