I know Tom Pipkin pretty well. As a community journalist and blogger, I learn about and get involved in a bunch of different projects that go on in the neighborhood, and many of the best ones have originated with Tom Pipkin. I've never met anyone who has so many cool, creative ideas... some are way out there, others are exactly what's needed. It's how he's turned his ideas into reality for the benefit of the community that make Tom the focus of our next Petworth Change Maker video.Read More
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On Saturday, August 27th, during the awesome Petworth Jazz Project, on what was a hot and humid 93 degree day, I walked around talking to neighbors about fashion, capturing it on video. What I found is a crowd of neighbors who love to consider fashion, and a bunch that don't give it a second thought. And while the New York Fashion Week may not be the number one thing on their minds, it was obvious that enjoying a sense of community (and great music) was high on the list. And Saturday is the Petworth Fashion Fest on Upshur Street.
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Introducing David Gottfried -- a Petworth Change-Maker -- someone who works to improve our community without public awareness or appreciation. David has been passionate in his work to tell the story of Kennedy Street, of the ways the DC government has been letting blighted properties sit, a corridor stagnate, and a community not receiving the attention it deserves. And his work is paying off.Read More
I'd like to introduce you to Leonardo Dorcett, a gentleman whom I've come to respect and appreciate, and someone who I believe deserves recognition for his work in the community. Work that most people don't know about.
This is the first Petworth News Video, a partnership between myself and another Petworth resident, Justin Dent. Our goal with this new video series is to shine a spotlight on the people, places and events that help make Petworth a great neighborhood, and who often go overlooked. We hope you get to know Leonardo and the other people we'll feature, and have a better understanding of what goes on behind the scenes to make Petworth a better neighborhood for us all.
If you know someone you believe is a change maker in the community who might be interested in being interviewed, please submit a nomination.Read More