Seventh Candle: Make Go-Go Forever

For Chanukah’s seventh candle, DC’s Cross River (Black-Jewish) Dialogue encourages dedicating resources — including attention, time, and funds — to Make Go-Go Forever.


Dedicate Time/Attention:

Learn about Go-Go and its relationship to DC (start at Museum and Cafe site)

Explore topics of displacement and gentrification with Kymone Freeman on MixCloud and We Act Radio’s program “Gentrification or Displacement,” hosted by Joseph Young.

Check out background for the “Go-Go City” documentary — and see it:

DC Go-Go Film and Concert: Online, Dec 17, 7 p.m.

Screening of the new documentary, “Go-Go City: Displacement and Protest in Washington DC” plus Performance by the legendary Back Yark Band. Register here.

Dedicate Funds:

Shop at the new Go-Go Museum and Cafe and/or donate


Full list of Cross River 2020 Chanukah Dedications

Fifth Candle: Serve Your City Education and Enrichment

For Chanukah’s fifth candle, DC’s Cross River (Black-Jewish) Dialogue encourages dedicating resources — including attention, time, and funds — to Serve Your City particularly in education and enrichment.

Learn about Serve Your City’s horse-riding program

Learn about Serve Your City’s efforts in re: DC’s digital divide. Hill Rag article. WTOP story.

Learn about volunteer opportunities.

Full list of Cross River 2020 Chanukah Dedications

Image: residential wrought-iron fence with signs Cross River DC’s chanukah dedications and representing the five candles lit so far. Add’l sign: In Solidarity with Asbury UMC, and Metroplitan AME, and Black Lives Matter and Black Church

First Candle: Black Coalition Against Covid

Today, for Chanukah’s first candle, DC’s Cross River (Black-Jewish) Dialogue encourages dedicating resources — including attention and time — to the Black Coalition Against Covid. Check out and then SHARE last night’s Making It Plain Town Hall on understanding the vaccine in the context of specific concerns, fears, and skepticism within Black communities.

MAKING IT PLAIN: VACCINE TOWN HALL

More on this dedication and the next two days here —

Image: Candle labeled “First Candle: Black Coalition Against Covid”

For Ahkeem 10/23

Restorative DC and Advocates for Justice and Education are screening the documentary film For Ahkeem, followed by a facilitated audience dialogue. Hosted by ONE DC’s Black Workers Center.

Tuesday, October 23, 2018
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Black Workers Center
2500 MLK Jr. Ave SE
(across from Anacostia Metro Station)

For Ahkeem follows two tumultuous years in the life of St. Louis teen Daje Shelton – two years in which friends die, love blossoms, Michael Brown is murdered, and she finds out she is pregnant. The film discusses topics such as the school-to-prison pipeline, raising a Black child in the US, structural racism, institutional inequality, and how justice is handled in public schools. Content warnings for systematic racism, state violence, and similar themes apply.

This is part of the Dignity in Schools Campaign’s National Week of Action Against School Pushout, where this years theme is “Counselors, Not Cops!” The Dignity in Schools Campaign is a national coalition working to end the school-to-prison pipeline and the current national culture of hyper-criminalization, punishment, and systematic racism