Saturday, October 25, 2008

RED RIBBON BRIGADE Photographers Protest Against Arrest (In Support) of Nancy Shia TONIGHT in ADAMS MORGAN

Freelance photographer and National Press Club member Nancy Shia who is a Commissioner of the ANC 1C-06 District was arrested early last Sunday morning while photographing police conduct during the chaotic bar closing hours of a crime plagued area of Adams Morgan.

A group of photographers and civic activists have formed the RED RIBBON BRIGADE and will GATHER AT ANGLES TONIGHT (Saturday, 25 October 2008) for a a demonstration in support of Nancy Shia to take place from 11 pm until after closing.

Click image to read entire RED RIBBON BRIGADE Press Release dated Friday, 24 October 2008 from event organizer Kirk Callan Smith.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Future of Lower 8th Street, SE Community Meeting - Wednesday, 29 October 2008

The construction of the I-395 freeway separated lower 8th Street, SE from upper Barracks Row and led to the demolition of some of the historic street frontage. Lower 8th Street has not experienced the same level of economic and physical revitalization that can be seen on upper Barracks Row. However, these blocks are strategically positioned between the Capitol Hill neighborhood, the historic Navy Yard campus, and the new development occurring in the Capitol Riverfront and surrounding Nationals Park. Lower 8th Street could become a destination gateway that provides an exciting connection to all of these areas.

A 7pm community meeting will be held on Wednesday evening, 29 October 2008 at the Friendship House (619 D Street SE) to discuss the future of 8th Street, SE south of the I-395 Freeway with Urban Planning Masters students from the University of Maryland.

Click above image to read entire Capitol Riverfront Connections E-News Update dated Thursday, 23 October 2008 for details regarding the event.

Here is my 8th Street Historic District, SE, WDC photo set.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

First Annual RACE TO REMEMBER 5K draws more than 500 in benefit of National Law Enforcement Museum

Organized by the Washington DC Metropolitan Police in benefit of the National Law Enforcement Museum, the first annual National Law Enforcemont Officers Memorial RACE TO REMEMBER 5K was a triumphant success as several hundred volunteers and supporters cheered the more than 500 running participates on.

First assembling at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial at Judiciary Square just off F Street between 4th and 6th Streets and directly across from the National Building Museum from 6:15 until 8:15 am a Pre-Race Rally was held just before the 8:32 am step-off.

The race would then proceed east on F to 3rd Street, NW, and south on 3rd to Pennsylvania Avenue which is where it veered left until First Street, NW. South on First Street pass the US Capitol through the National Mall until Independence Avenue in SW and then left until First Street, NE.

Proceeding north to East Capitol Street, east on 2nd Street, NE, and then west onto Independence Avenue, SW, runners passed the Library of Congress and the US Supreme Court along the way.

On a return trek along Independence Avenue the Cannon, Rayburn and Longworth House and Congressional Buildings were to their left and the US Capitol Grounds and US Botanic Gardens appeared at their right before a final stretch north along 3rd Street through the National Mall to E Street, NW.

Where a final rush or stride to the triumphant Finish Line brought them back to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial grounds and directly across from the future site of the National Law Enforcement Museum.

Though I did not stay for the entire After The Race Ceremeony here is the NLEOMF blog article "Truly ... A Race to Remember" which gives an excellent rundown of the event.

Here is where you can find the official results by searching for Race to Remember: National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial 5K - 19 October 2008. According to the official results here is my photo of the first two runners Andrew Duncan (#444) of Las Vegas NV and Antonio Eppolito (#343) of Albuquerque NM just seconds before they reached the finish line at 5:19 and 5:20, respectively.

Though still under construction here is my NLEOMF Race to Remember 5K - 19 October 2008 photo collection at Flickr.

And the following represents my video projects from the event:

Visit 2008 Race to Remember to access my documentation of this historic event.