The African Beat

March 10, 2017


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In This Issue:

  • MOAA Frontpage
  • What's New with Your Mayor?
  • Rolling in Resources 
  • You Should Go
  • Get Hired 


Fresh Start Wednesday 


Join the Mayor’s Office on Women’s Policy and Initiatives, every Wednesday at the Barry Farm Recreation Center for free career training, special guests, and more to jumpstart your career! 

When: Every Wednesday | 1:00pm - 2:30pm

Where:  Barry Farm Recreation Center | 1230 Sumner Road SE | Washington DC | 20020

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March Madness: An Economic Development Showcase and Pre-Solicitation Event


Save the date for the third annual March Madness, a special preview of upcoming development projects in the District of Columbia.

At the event, join DMPED and other District agencies to learn about upcoming solicitation opportunities and network real-time with potential team members across the development sector. 

When: Friday March 24, 2017 | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm.

Where: Ronald Reagan Building and International Center Amphitheater | 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW | Washington DC | 20004

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New African Film Festival


The 13th Annual New African Film Festival, co-presented by Africa World project, afrikafé and AFI showcases the vibrancy of African filmmaking from all corners of the continent.

When: Thursday, March 9 - Sunday, March 19, 2017

WhereAFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center | 8633 Colesville Road | Silver Spring MD | 20910

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Immigration Executive Order Town Hall


Join members of the Washington, D.C. metro area African community at an information town hall on the new Immigration Executive Order and travel ban.This event is an opportunity to clear up any confusion and learn from experts what the Executive Order is.

When: Saturday, March 11, 2017 | 11:00am - 1:00pm

WhereSilver Spring Civic Center | 1 Veterans Pl  | Silver Spring MD | 20910

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Exquisite Ghana Ball


DrumPulse Entertainment is organizing the Exquisite Ghana Ball Ft Live Performance By Runtown (Official Ghana @ 60 Independence Celebration). DMV's top African event production companies and promoters are uniting to bring to the diaspora a historic Ghana Independence Celebration.

When: Saturday, March 11, 2017 | 10:00pm - Sunday, March 12, 2017 | 3:00am

Where: Howard Theatre | 620 T Street,NW | Washington DC | 20001

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Docent-led tour (Women’s History Month)


Celebrate Women’s History Month with the docent-led highlights tour Making Men and Women! Offered daily at 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m., visitors will examine the roles of men and women as makers and users of African art. Join in as we explore the eternal question: does art really imitate life?

When: Sunday, March 12, 2017 | 10:30am - 11:30am

WhereNational Museum of African Art | 950 Independence Avenue SW | Washington DC | 20560

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Tours in French at the National Museum of African Art - Thursday, March 16


In celebration of the month of Francophonie, the Alliance Française de Washington Dc is offering guided tours in French of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African Art (NMAfA).Tours will be offered by NMAfA docents, Theresa Steverlynck and Candace LaRocca each of whom spent more than 15 years living or working in Africa!

When: Thursday March 16, 2017 | 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Where: National Museum of African Art | 950 Independence Avenue, Southwest| Washington, DC 20560

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Soirée Maroc – Morocco Evening @ Alliance Française de Washington, DC


An evening to discover the best of Morocco! Enjoy live music, a discussion of Berber culture, and of course traditional Moroccan couscous and other dishes.The event will feature a welcome with traditional mint tea, a short presentation of Berber Culture, concert of Ankraf Band (traditional music from the Middle Atlas region) and Tazenzart Group (traditional music from the Small Atlas, or Souss region).

When: Friday, March 17, 2017 | 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Where: Alliance Française de Washington, DC  | 2142 Wyoming Avenue NW | Washington DC | 20008

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Microbiologist (Virology)-   Department of Forensic Sciences (DFS)

The position is responsible for forensic fingerprint analysis, which includes aspects of casework, accreditation, quality assurance and control programs within the Forensic Science Laboratory (FSL).

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Bilingual Receptionist-   DC International School

The Receptionist provides a first impression of the school to students, families and the community by responding to phone calls and general information requests.

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Communications Assistant-                         The Initiative for Global Development (IGD)

The Communications Assistant works closely with the Communications Director to develop and implement communications strategies to IGD’s key constituencies – IGD Frontier Leaders, African, U.S. and multilateral officials; U.S. elected and agency officials, among other.

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Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Manager, Africa Programs-
The Jane Goodall Institute

The Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Manager will be primarily responsible for ensuring that JGI’s M&E systems and processes meet all programmatic and project level requirements

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Intern, East Africa-
Population Services International

The Intern is responsible for supporting the team working with Burundi in Malaria and Child survival projects.

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PM Guest Service Representative-
Marriott International

The candidate will process all guest check-ins by confirming reservations in computer system, verifying guest identity, requesting form of payment, assigning room, and issuing room key in accordance with property policies and procedures.

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New Business Associate I/II (Grades 5/6), Africa- Development Alternatives Inc (DAI)

The New Business Associate I/II is an integral member of small teams developing proposals for economic, social, or political development projects in countries across the region

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Project management associate, West and Central Africa and Haiti-
Chemonics International

Chemonics seeks a project management associate to join the West and Central Africa and Haiti (WCAFH) region. The associate will work on portfolios to be determined based on regional needs.

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MOAA joined Mayor Bowser Latest Efforts to Address Bias-Related Crimes in Washington, DC


Today, MOAA's Director Mamadou Samba joined Mayor Muriel Bowser and other DC officials during her press conference to discuss Washington, DC’s 2016 bias-related crime data. The Mayor reiterated that bias-related crimes are inconsistent with DC’s values, and multiple administration officials provided an overview of DC’s protocols to protect people in the District from bias-related crimes and highlighted services offered by DC government agencies to assist victims of bias-related crimes and discrimination.

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MOAA invites you to Join Mayor Muriel Bowser  at the 2017 State of the District Address



MOAA invites you to join Mayor Muriel Bowser at the 2017 State Of The District Address. The Mayor will highlight the District’s upcoming priorities, the progress the city has made over the past year and discusses her vision for the District’s future.

When: Thursday, March 30, 2017 | 5:30pm - 7:30pm

WhereUDC Theater of the Arts | Connecticut Avenue and Windom Pl. NW | Washington DC | 20008

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EKO | African Diaspora Coding Academy 4th Mobile Application Training


The Mayor's Office on African Affairs has launched its 4th EKO | African Diaspora Coding Academy's Mobile Application Training class. The second EKO class took place on Saturday, March 4, 2017.

EKO | African Diaspora Coding Academy is a program developed in partnership with Coders4Africa (C4A), the Office of the Chief Technology Officer (OCTO), and DCHR’s Center for Learning and Development to provide greater access to introductory classes of coding software design and application development to 120 African born residents in the District of Columbia. 

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Mayor Bowser Announces Bold Economic Strategy for Inclusive Prosperity


On Tuesday, March 7, 2017, Mayor Muriel Bowser and Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development (DMPED) Brian Kenner unveiled DC’s Economic Strategy, a framework for how Washington, DC will continue its work as an international leader for inclusive economic growth and resilience. Two central goals of the strategy include growing private sector gross domestic product (GDP) by 20 percent to $100 billion by 2021, and ensuring that by 2021 all wards, races, and educational attainment levels have unemployment rates below 10 percent.

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Mayor Bowser Celebrates Eastern Market Main Street


On Friday, March 3, 2017, Mayor Muriel Bowser presented a certificate to Eastern Market Main Street, designating the area as a full member of the DC Main Streets program. Each DC Main Streets program is organized and led by local volunteers and community development professionals who lead sustainable, community-driven efforts to promote economic development, strengthen their neighborhoods, and improve the quality of life for residents. The Eastern Market Main Street program will focus on the 200 and 300 blocks of 7th Street SE, the 600 block of Pennsylvania Avenue, SE, and the 600 and 700 blocks of C Street, SE.

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Mayor Bowser Joins Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton and DC Council Chairman Phil Mendelson to Announce Introduction of the Washington, DC Admission Act


On Wednesday, March 1, 2017, Mayor Muriel Bowser joined Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton, Senator Tom Carper (DE), Shadow Senator Michael Brown, Shadow Senator Paul Strauss, Shadow U.S. Representative Franklin Garcia, and DC Council Chairman Phil Mendelson to announce the introduction of the Washington, DC Admission Act. With a record number of cosponsors in the US House of Representatives, Congresswoman Norton introduced her bill to make Washington, DC the 51st state. Senator Carper will introduce the bill in the Senate.

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Mayor Bowser Highlights Investments in Middle and High Schools


On Friday, February 24, 2017, Mayor Bowser announced $6.2 million in new investments for middle and high school programming at DC Public Schools (DCPS). Beginning in School Year 2017-2018, the investments will support additional extracurricular offerings, STEM and algebra courses, and college and career supports.

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Ghana Opens Consulate in Little Rock, Arkansas


Mr. E-B. Asare-Asiedu, Chargé D'Affaire of the Embassy of Ghana in Washington DC has expressed the gratitude of the Ghanaian Government and people for the hand of friendship extended to the country by the United States of America (USA), for the support and cooperation the country has enjoyed over the years.

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Build the Resistance: Immigrant Community Day of Outreach!


Join MLOV’s DC Immigrant Organizing Center for a mass day of outreach to our immigrant communities. A 30 minute outreach training will be provided at 2PM in the Mt Pleasant Library before heading out in groups. Allies welcome!

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DCHR Announces Second Direct Connect Hiring Event

The DC Department of Human Resources (DCHR) announces it’s third “Direct Connect” hiring event aimed at connecting District agencies with District residents. The event is Free, but registration is required for jobseekers. All District residents are invited to attend.  The event is restricted to District residents (Only 2,000 registered attendees will be admitted). “Direct Connect” will offer District residents the opportunity to meet directly with District agencies

When: Thursday, April 20, 2017 | 10:00am - 3:00pm

Where: University of the District of Columbia | 4200 Connecticut Avenue NW | Washington DC | 20008

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ABRA’s orientation training: ABC Licensee Orientation Training

New and existing ABC licensees are invited to attend ABRA’s orientation training. District ABC laws and regulations (including any recent changes to the law), tips for working effectively with the community, settlement Agreements, expectations of ABC licensees, best practices, noise abatement and sound management.

When: Thursday, March 30, 2017 | 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Where: Alcoholic Beverage Regulation Administration | 2000 14th Street NW | Suite S400 | Washington DC 20009

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DOEE Informational session: eCYCLE DC Retailer Informational Session

DOEE is holding an informational session for retailers to learn about new and upcoming requirements regarding the sale of covered electronic equipment. The informational session will include details on retailer requirements, how retailers can comply, and DOEE’s commitment to compliance assistance

When: Tuesday, March 28, 2017  | 1:00pm - 2:30pm

WhereDOEE Headquarters | 1200 First Street, NE | 5th floor | Washington DC 20002

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Renter’s 101 With The Office of the Tenant Advocate

The Office of the Tenant Advocate will present educational sessions on tenant rights during the next several months. Renter’s 101 is designed to provide tenants in the District of Columbia with information on their rights and responsibilities. Topics will include leases, security deposits, how to handle housing code problems, landlord disclosures required by law, reasonable notice by landlord to enter property, evictions and quiet enjoyment.

When: Saturday, March 25, 2017 | 12:00pm

Where: Office of the Tenant Advocate | 2000 14th Street, NW | Suite 300N | Washington DC 20009

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District of Columbia Victim Assistance Academy

This academy will provide an in-depth look at all avenues for victims of crime seeking safe housing. Specific topics covered include legal rights of victims in public housing and shelter programs; different types of shelter – from low barrier emergency shelter to long-term supportive housing - and how victims can access them; advocating for survivors with specific housing needs; and the DC Crime Victims Compensation Program’s housing benefits and eligibility standards.

When: Monday, March 13, 2017 | 9:00am - 5:00pm

Where: John A Wilson Building | 1350 Pennsylvania Avenue NW | Room G-9 | Washington DC | 20004

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Global Kids: Citywide Leadership program

Join Global Kids each Friday afternoon.

Global Kids is seeking 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th graders with the passion to make change in their communities and around the world to join our Citywide Leadership program. Together with peers from schools across the DC area, students develop their skills as global citizens through our weekly, engaging workshops, fun field trips and action projects. 

When: Friday, March 10, 2017 | 4:00pm - 5:30pm

Where: 1630 7th Street NW | Washington DC 20001

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