07.06.14 | Tony Lewis, Jr Presents “Collateral Damage” A Photo Exhibition

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On Sunday, July 6th from 4-8 PM at Blind Whino (700 Delaware Ave SW, Washington, DC) noted DC philanthropist, youth advocate, and community leader Tony Lewis, Jr. will curate an exhibit entitled “Collateral Damage.” The exhibit will feature photos of the “other” faces of incarceration. It will highlight the individuals often forgotten and left to bare the pain of having a loved one jailed. An artistic demonstration, in which both Lewis and Photographer, Mark Thomas of Capture the Capital will shed further light on the impact of mass incarceration on families living within the DC metro area and attempt to tell their stories through the visual medium of photography.

When asked about the reason behind curating such an event, Tony states

“The motivation behind this exhibit was to illustrate the hardship of having an incarcerated family member and advocate for resources aimed to support those people; in particular the children. It is about exploring the mental and emotional anguish that these people experience during the incarceration of their family member who could be their parent, spouse, aunt, uncle, or sibling. These people are in need of resources centered around mental health, education and mentoring services. Incarceration is a family experience; we all do the time just some of us remain in freedom.”

RSVP for the event now at collateraldamagedc@gmail.com

Tis’ the season of thanks and giving. Find out how you can get involved by volunteering (or donating) at these local events.

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With temperatures dropping and the holidays approaching there is no better reason to donate your time, effort and money to those in need. No matter how small, there is no amount of giving that won’t be beneficial. Although servicing your community should be a yearly endeavor; time and attention to our neighbors is needed even more during these harsh fall/winter months.

Several individuals, organizations and groups have set out to support their community. Join in by sharing the Street Intell, donating items and/or monetary contributions.

Jaden’s Closet Inc.

Through Nov. 22, Jaden’s Closet Inc. will collect gently used winter wear for the “Warm it up” initiative. To donate, contact Chevonne Thomas at thomas.chevonne@gmail.com or 571-991-9015.

The Sanaa Project will be collecting winter items during their weekend long events. All events are free but welcome donations.

Friday, 11/22-Query and worship at the Median 5614 8 st NW at 7pm ft performance by Gully Waters.
Sanaa House Party 10 kicks off at 11pm at an undisclosed location. Hit up thesanaaproject@gmail.com for further info.

Saturday, 11/23- Mousai Open House Jam Session 1pm-early in the morn!

Sunday, 11/24- The Black Market 12pm-6pm 411 New York Ave NE

Tony Lewis Jr. , Sons of Life, Kitchen Cray, and many more are hosting the DC or Nothing Turkey Drive on Saturday November 23rd collecting non-perishable items that will be delivered to families in need around DC. Join in by just showing up to Bar 7 with your canned goods or volunteer to help deliver items. There will also be breakfast being provided by our favorite Culinary crew, Kitchen Cray.
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Project giveback is hosting their 19th annual thanksgiving food distribution.

Saturday, November 23, 2013

7:30AM-9:30AM – volunteers needed to assemble food baskets (300 volunteers)

10:00AM-2:00PM – volunteers needed to deliver food baskets – maps will be provided (300 volunteers)

12:00PM-2:00PM – volunteers needed to distribute food boxes at Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity House 6343 S. Kings Highway, Alexandria, VA 22306 (25 volunteers) registration for this should be coordinated through Charles Parker, Jr. cfparkerjr@hotmail.com

IRSP and the Bruhs are hosting a holiday blood drive to help support the Red Cross and save lives.

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If you know of any other initiatives in your area, let us know and let’s share the Street Intell.

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“Stand up & leave a legacy.”

Son Of Life: A Mini-Documentary from JUKEBOXDC on Vimeo.

Today is #tbt and we thought we’d take it back a ways and highlight community activist, Tony Lewis, Jr and his Sons of Life fam.

Let’s get into this video and salute them for being out in the community serving the greater good of the District.

Be inspired. Stay progressive and leave a lasting impression.