Healing Practices for Challenging Times

Shared by Smith Center and Thelma D. Jones Breast Cancer Fund By Lisa Simms Booth, Kiersten Gallagher, and Julia Rowland The Smith Center for Healing and the Arts and the Thelma D. Jones Breast Cancer Fund (TDJBCF) partnered for an evening of healing on Wednesday, July 15. The evening, hosted via Zoom and live-streamed via […]

D.C.’s Norton Scores Victory to Clean up the Anacostia in Water Infrastructure Bil

By Southwester Staff The District’s tireless Congresswoman and champion, Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) announced in July that she was able to include in the House’s Water Resources Development Act of 2020 (WRDA), a major water infrastructure bill, a provision that would help accelerate the cleanup of harmful sediments in and around the federal navigation channel […]

Feeding the People who Feed the People

By Vyllorya Evans and Mary Wedgewood  Christine Spencer, president of the James Creek Resident Council, has assembled an amazing group of volunteers to distribute much-needed free meals to seniors and other vulnerable residents in the Old Southwest community. These volunteers must adhere to strict food sanitation practices, in addition to all the COVID-19 practices. To […]

Civic Group Names Local Philanthropist as Honorary Board Member

By Southwester Staff The Thelma D. Jones Breast Cancer Fund (TDJBCF), a nationally-recognized breast cancer organization recently announced the appointment of Philanthropist Jan Adams, President and CEO, JMA Solutions, an award-winning minority owned management consulting firm, as an Honorary Board Member of the TDJBCF. Adams’ appointment was effective as of June.  A long-time SW resident […]