October 30: Year of the Anacostia at-large candidates forum
The race for the At-large seat on the Council of the District of Columbia is a hotly contested one this year.
Come to the Year of the Anacostia Forum for At-large Council Candidates—sponsored by Anacostia Coordinating Council (ACC) and APACC—to hear from DC Council candidates their views on the Anacostia River, Anacostia Park, neighborhoods closest to the park and river, and other important issues. The forum takes place Tuesday, October 30 from 6:00-8:30 pm at Thurgood Marshall Academy Public Charter High School (2427 Martin Luther King, Jr. Ave, SE; free parking in the lot across the street).
Washington City Paper editor Alexa Mills will moderate Q&A with and among the seven candidates: Anita Bonds (D), Ralph Chittams, Sr. (R), Denise Hicks (L), Rustin Lewis (I), Dionne Reeder (I), David Schwartzman (S-G), Elissa Silverman (I). Other features of the forum are a straw poll for council candidates, an opportunity for all Ward 8 ANC candidates to speak briefly, and a refreshment stand benefiting the TMA student organization.