Rubell Museum Opens Doors in Former Randall School Building

Southwest’s Newest Museum Showcases Contemporary Art in Historic Space By Southwester Staff  On October 27, DC Mayor Muriel Bowser cut a red ribbon to open Washington, DC’s newest museum, the Rubell Museum DC at 65 I St. SW, the site of the historic Randall School.  Dedicated exclusively to contemporary art, the Rubell Museum reinvigorates one […]

Anacostia Community Museum Launches Augmented Reality Tour of Southwest

By Southwester Staff A new app-based walking tour from the Smithsonian’s Anacostia Community Museum leads users through Southwest DC while telling the story of the neighborhood’s redevelopment.  “Before the Bulldozers: Historic Southwest D.C. Exposed” uses location-based storytelling, augmented reality and immersive audio to examine larger issues of housing inequality through the lens of Southwest. The […]

Serve Your City/Ward 6 Mutual Aid Hosts Children’s Coat Drive

By Regina Mazur  For more than two years, the mission of Serve Your City/Ward 6 Mutual Aid (SYC/W6MA) has remained the same: providing Black and Brown youth and families with resources that others in DC may already have.  To ensure that everyone has access to warm clothing this winter season, Serve Your City/ Ward 6 […]

Southwest Resident Honored with Dr. Lori L. Wilson Conquering Cancer Award

By Southwester Staff On October 13, SW Civic Leader and Breast Cancer Champion Thelma D. Jones, Founder, Thelma D. Jones Breast Cancer Fund (TDJBCF), was selected as winner of the 2022 Dr. Lori L. Wilson Conquering Cancer Award. The award was presented by Carla D. Williams, PhD, Associate Professor of Medicine & Public Health, and […]

Young Readers: Why Should Dogs Have All the Fun?      

By Kitty Felde There’s nothing like sharing a book with a friend. Especially if that friend has a tail and a lot of fur. Dogs are non-judgmental. They don’t criticize mispronounced words or sentences that take forever to finish. They just listen. Read-to-dog events have become part of regular programming around the country, including events at both […]

Till: The story that broke African American hearts and propelled the Civil Rights Movement

By Latrice Adams and K’Imani Rispus Richard Wright Public Charter School, Grade 11 Local students joined the cast of Till, an upcoming movie telling the heartbreaking but heroic story of Emmett Till’s mother, Mamie Till-Mobley, for a screening at the National Museum of African American History and Culture in September. The movie comes to theaters on […]

Waterfront Station II Marks Construction Milestone Ahead of Winter 2023 Opening

By Southwester Staff  The Waterfront Station II development, currently under construction at 1000 4th Street SW, in front of the Southwest Library, marked a construction milestone on October 14.  DC’s Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development, John Falcicchio, joined executives from Hoffman & Associates and Clark Construction Group for a “topping off” ceremony to […]