Southwest Nonprofit Receives $500,000 to Address Racial Equity

By Southwester Staff  The PNC Foundation has committed $500,000 in grants to GOODProjects, an organization working to help families in Southwest DC live fulfilling lives free from poverty and violence while promoting health and wellness.  The grants will support GOODProjects’ work to promote social justice, expand financial education and workforce development initiatives and enhance small […]

National Museum of Asian Art Reopens with Textile Exhibit

By Sheila Wickouski The Smithsonian’s National Museum of Asian Art reopened on December 18 with a special exhibition, Fashioning an Empire: Safavid Textiles from the Museum of Islamic Art, Doha.  While the artistic traditions of the Safavid empire extended through architecture, poetry, and philosophy, this exhibition focuses on how textiles served as powerful intermediaries for […]

Arena Stage Premiere Shines Light on Unseen History

By Sheila Wickouski On January 21, Arena Stage will host the world premiere of Change Agent, a fictional take on the historic events of the 1960’s that still shape our world today. Tony Award-nominated playwright and director Craig Lucas, known for An American in Paris and The Light in the Piazza, imagines how unsung influencers […]

Southwest Waterfront AARP Chapter to Host Community Conversation

The Southwest Waterfront AARP Chapter invites the public to join their January Community Conversation with ANC 6D 05 Commissioner Fredrica “Rikki” Kramer. The teleconference will take place on Wednesday, January 19 at 12:00 p.m.  Attendees will have the opportunity to learn about community matters, programs and initiatives in support of and benefitting adults age 50 […]