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Human Rights

Washington DC Area: Learn how to take climate action locally

As the climate changes, there needs to be urgent action taken to combat the impacts that the climate crisis has on both people and the planet. If you are looking to get involved locally, Southwest Neighborhood Assembly and friends are hosting a climate change and disaster preparedness community engagement fair on Saturday, October 14 from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. There will be several presentations, workshops, and tabling organizations (including GGWash!) there to educate people on what is being done, and what still needs to be done, as we prepare for and against climate change-related disasters.

Tuesday, October 10:

Discuss Purple Line construction updates in Silver Spring:

During the month of October and into early November, the Maryland Department of Transportation and Maryland Transit Administration are hosting Community Advisory Team (CAT) meetings. These public meetings are to discuss updates in construction activities within their respective locations. There are two CAT meetings this week, and the meeting on Tuesday, October 10th will focus on Silver Spring purple line construction. This meeting will provide plenty of new updates as construction on the Purple Line in Silver Spring has been ramping up. No RSVP needed. Learn more about the meeting here.

  • Date: Tuesday, October 10, 2023
  • Time: 6:00 pm
  • Location: Virtual via Microsoft Teams

Wednesday, October 11:

Join the conversation on all things climate:

The Arlington Committee of 100 is hosting an online panel to discuss the present and future impacts of climate change. Arlington Committee of 100 works to foster dialogue of issues that impact life in Arlington. Look through both a state and local lens on climate projections and the Arlington community’s vulnerabilities of inland flooding and extreme heat. At this panel, climate experts will discuss ways to reduce the risk of climate threats. Learn more & RSVP here.

  • Date:Wednesday, October 11, 2023
  • Time: 7:00 pm – 8:10 pm
  • Location: Virtual via Zoom

Thursday, October 12:

Discuss Purple Line construction updates in College Park:

During the month of October and into early November, the Maryland Department of Transportation and Maryland Transit Administration are hosting Community Advisory Team (CAT) meetings. These public meetings are to discuss updates in construction activities within their respective locations. There are two CAT meetings this week, and the meeting on Thursday, October 12th will focus on College Park purple line construction. This meeting will provide plenty of new updates as construction on the Purple Line in College Park has been ramping up. No RSVP needed. Learn more about the meeting here.

  • Date: Thursday, October 12, 2023
  • Time: 6:00 pm
  • Location: Virtual via Microsoft Teams

Test your transit knowledge:

This Thursday, the Cleveland Park Library and the public group Transit Enthusiasts of DC are hosting a cooperative and discussion-oriented transit event. Activities include a DC-transit themed Jeopardy board, a “Metro Maze” trivia game, and more! Join in on the fun and flex your transit knowledge alongside other transit-oriented community members. Learn more & RSVP here.

  • Date: Thursday, October 12, 2023
  • Time: 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
  • Location: Cleveland Park Library, 3310 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20008

Discuss housing for all in the city of Alexandria:

Zoning for Housing/Housing for All is hosting a hybrid community meeting to discuss the proposal of zoning reforms in a way that addresses equitable housing access within Alexandria. With a main focus on acknowledging past exclusionary housing provisions, the meeting will allow for future policies that meet higher standards of equity goals and metrics. The public is able to either join in person or remote for this discussion, as well as engage with asking questions and plan future engagement activities. Learn more & RSVP here.

  • Date: Thursday, October 12, 2023
  • Time: 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
  • Location: Charles Houston Recreation Center, 901 Wythe St, Alexandria, VA 22314 or Virtual on Zoom

Talk transit at a town hall in Montgomery County:

Montgomery County Councilmember Marilyn Balcombe and Annapolis’ District 15 team are joining forces to host a transportation town hall on Thursday, October 12. The goal of this town hall is to create space for conversations between public officials and Montgomery County residents on current and future transportation projects and opportunities in the Upcounty area. There will be several speakers at the event, including officials from MCDOT, MDOT, the Montgomery County government, and the Maryland government. No RSVP needed. Learn more about the town hall here.

  • Date: Thursday, October 12, 2023
  • Time: 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
  • Location: BlackRock Center for the Arts, 12901 Town Commons Dr, Germantown, MD 20874

Saturday, October 14:

Celebrate the world of design with hands-on building experience:

The National Building Museum is hosting its big build festival for all ages. Children and adults alike can learn about the building process through interactive activities including plumbing, home remodeling, construction, woodworking, and more. There will be dozens of booths with varieties of activities oriented towards different ages. Some of which include: wiring a light, pouring concrete, and hammering nails, and of course, the outdoor truck petting zoo. Learn more about the event here.

  • Date: Saturday, October 14, 2023
  • Time: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
  • Location: National Building Museum, 401 F St NW, Washington, DC 20001

View more upcoming events on our calendar!

Community members submit events for inclusion on our events posts and in our events calendar. Submit your event here. Submissions may be edited for context and clarity.

This article was originally published on Greater Greater Washington News and republished here, with permission, under a Creative Commons license.

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