Ice Cream and Listening Tour – July 17, 2021

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Join us for ice cream this Saturday the 17th as we record stories with the Humanities Truck in the Penn Ave EAST neighborhood. Each location has its own time slot:

  • 10am at Anacostia Park (between the Skate Park and river; park on the west side of the Skate Park — see this Google Map)
  • 11:15am at Thai Orchid’s Kitchen (near the mural on the alley, around the corner from the Soufside Market; see map for directions)
  • 12:30pm at Francis A Gregory Library (just in front of the library, see map)
The Humanities Truck

We will be gathering stories in several ways, including short video interviews, quotes, and cellphone photographs. Your stories will be shared with community organizations working to tell the story of Penn Ave SE, as well as the DC Office of Planning.

Can we ask you? Your voice is needed by neighborhood organizations, the DC Office of Planning, and will be posted to our website.

How will these stories help? More than $450,000 in funds were recently allocated to Penn Ave SE to revise the neighborhood Small Area Plan, and for a Main Street Program (see “DC Council Approves $450K…” in DCist, 7/25/2020).

If you can’t make it for ice cream, leave your comments and suggestions online on the Office of Planning’s project page for the Small Area Plan.

Details on our team’s involvement and approach are spelled out in a little more detail on our own project page for Penn Ave SE.

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