Events: Join us for an extraordinary conversation about buses
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Events: Join us for an extraordinary conversation about buses

A bus moving through DC by the author.

So, maybe you’ll never be a superhero like Wonder Woman or Batman. But, you can meet the League of Extraordinary Bus Advocates and weigh in on the role buses are playing in regards to issues of climate change, urban congestion, and transportation equity.

Join GGWash Tuesday, January 14, along with nationally-recognized bus advocates, to learn leading lessons from across the country that our region can deploy to prioritize the bus.

Our speakers will discuss what other regions are doing to improve bus transportation, with the goal of pushing elected officials, decision-makers and advocates to set our sights higher to make the bus competitive. The event takes place from 5 to 7 pm at the Pepco Edison Place Gallery, 702 8th Street NW. RSVP for this free event.

Other events from around the region:

Monday, January 6

Learn more about your government by attending a hearing: Want to take part in DC’s budget and oversight process? Beginning today, the DC Council will be holding a series of public oversight and budget hearings at the John A. Wilson Building, 1350 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW. Click here to see the entire schedule.

Tuesday, January 7

There’s still time to register for YIMBYtown 2020: Portland, Oregon became the first state to legalize middle housing statewide. And this year, Sightline Institute and local pro-housing group Portland: Neighbors Welcome are hosting YIMBYtown 2020 April 2 – 4.

YIMBYtown is “a three-day gathering for grassroots community organizers, political leaders, educators, housing providers, and everyday people to identify problems, create solutions, and share resources and strategies.” The conference offers “inspiration, tools, and a network for those working to advance abundant, affordable housing and sustainable development in cities across the United States, Canada, and beyond.”

The deadline for Early Bird registration for the conference ends Tuesday, January 7.

Saturday, January 11

Learn about critical art spaces in DC from 1975 – 1996: In the 1970s and 1980s, DC had a variety of art spaces including Botswana, and the Washington Women’s Arts Center. Now you can join Ray Barker, an archivist with DC Public Library, as he leads a discussion with Judith Benderson and Lucy Blankstein of the Washington Women’s Arts Center and Lynn McCary and Paula Schumann, of Botswana. Attendees will learn the origins of these spaces, the art they featured, and the legacy these spaces left behind.

“Enduring Visions: Arts Spaces in Washington, DC 1975 – 1996: Botswana, and Washington Women’s Arts Center” will be held from 2 to 3:30 pm Saturday, at the Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Neighborhood Library, 1630 7th St. NW. This event is free and open to the public.

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