Join us as we commemorate 
the historic day when President Abraham Lincoln signed the Compensated Emancipation Act

153 rd  Anniversary of the Emancipation of 3,100 enslaved District of Columbia residents who were freed on April 16, 1862. 

 Join Mayor Bowser Saturday, April 16 * 1:00pm at One Judiciary Square - 441 4th Street NW, Washington, DC 20004 for the Parade as we celebrate Emancipation Day 2016! If you have a group or organization interested in participating in the parade, please go to:

Budget Oversight Hearing: Committee on Housing & Community Development
Friday, April 8, 2016
Room 120
Budget Oversight Hearings on Fiscal Year 2017

The Committee on Housing & Community Development will hold a Budget Oversight Hearing.
The following agencies will testify:
  • Office of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning Affairs
  • Office of Religious Affairs
  • Office of Veterans Affairs
  • Office of Women's Policy and Initiatives
Persons wishing to testify about the performance of any of the foregoing agencies may contact: Oscar Montiel, omontiel@dccouncil.us or by calling 202-724-8198.

Join the African American Civil War Museum for the following events on April 16th, in celebration of DC Emancipation

From Bullets to Ballots: the Voting Rights Legacy of the USCT
3pm to 4pm 
Scholar Hari Jones, the curator of the exhibit Glorious March to Liberty: Civil War to Civil Rights, will weave together the legacy of the United States Colored Troops with the voting rights struggle in the United States.

Andrew Green and the School of the Soldier
4pm to 5pm 
Born and raised a slave in the City of Washington, Andrew Green would gain his freedom with the DC Emancipation Act and later join the 1st USCT regiment based in Washington, DC during the Civil War.  Come hear Andrew Green's story and learn about life for a soldier in the Union Army.

Reading of the Names
April 16th marks the day that over 3,000 enslaved persons were granted freedom under the DC Compensated Emancipation Act of April 1862.  Celebrate this event by joining us in a reading of the names of those first freed.  
African American Civil War Museum - 1925 Vermont Avenue Northwest, Washington, DC 20001 

Register Today for the upcoming One-on-One Resume Writing Assistance for veterans 

The Mayor's Office of Veterans Affairs in partnership with the Department of Employment Services' Program Manager for Veterans Services is pleased to announce a new in-house service for our veterans.  If you are a Veteran and in need of One-on-One assistance with your resume? Come into the Mayor's Office of Veterans Affairs on Tuesdays for resume-writing assistance.
One Day Veteran Stand Down hosted by Friendship Place