A Conversation on RACE and POLITICS
Sponsored by DC Women in Politics

Sunday, June 23, 2013
3:00 - 5:00 PM
Greater Washington Urban League
2901 14th Street, NW

(corner 14th & Harvard near Columbia Heights Metro)


  • Franklin Garcia, President, DC Latino Caucus
  • Sandra Jowers-Barber, Ph.D., Professor, University of the District of Columbia
  • Susan Meehan, Dupont Circle Activist, Council of Churches
  • Anita Bellamy Shelton, former Director, DC Office of Human Rights
  • Frank Smith, Director, African American Civil War Memorial & Museum; former Ward One Councilmember

RACE and POLITICS in DC -- an honest dialogue among diverse groups.  An open discussion about what is being whispered in private -- "Race Based Voting"

Issues to be discussed:

  • To what extent does "race based voting" exist?
  • What is its origin? -- impact of gentrification; reaction to prosecution of Councilmembers


What can be done:

  • to promote a better quality of life for all residents  
  • to accept personal responsibility
  • to develop community education speakers and meetings
  • to encourage the Mayor to promote a “one city” that celebrates diversity
Will you come?