Gentrification continues in Washington, D.C.
The Latino Association of Mt. Pleasant held a Latino Family Day yesterday August 14th, 20110 at Lamont Park, in the historical Mount Pleasant neighborhood of Washington, D.C. I was passing by and I got the chance to record these videos.
The campaign of Vince Gray for DC Mayor had an active representation at this community event. While I am not endorsing Gray completely, but I agree that Vince Gray seems to be a better choice for this city than current Mayor Adrian Fenty.
One of the main changes that D.C. has seeing in the last four years since Fenty took office is gentrification -- a process that started when Anthony Williams was the Mayor. I took some photos yesterday that show the new D.C. in Ward One.
This park is now fenced and closed, beautiful plants and fancy benches inside, while D.C. old time residents have to seat in the sidewalk.
Bryan Weaver is running for the Councilmember of Ward One -- the most populated and diverse in Washington, DC. On June 24, 2010 the D.C. Latino Caucus overwhelmingly voted to endorse the candidacy of Weaver. I have heard of the community work done by Bryan Weaver, but I never met him until yesterday at this event for the Vince Gray campaign. I asked Weaver some questions:
All photos and videos by Carlos A. Quiroz