Please stop showing off my ward like we a re a pack of zoo animals.
Maxine--Perhaps you can explain why a group of community development professionals and nonprofit workers visiting DC to learn learn from each other, and to learn about resources and programs to help improve their communities back home would be akin to a visit to the zoo? What about their interest in Ward 8 -- which is a great place to live and work -- of which I do both would be shameful? Should they apologize for showing in interest in OUR COMMUNITY (of which I live) and wanting to learn more about it a bad thing? I really don't comprehend the practicality of discouraging people from learning more about our communities -- from the people who actually live and work here. Lord knows Ward 8 can use all the help, resources, and understanding we can get. As long as groups and individuals are respectful, sincere and thoughtful (which was the case during this visit) in their interest I welcome them with open and virtual arms.Fear-mongering isn't cool. Exclusion isn't cool.Unfounded paranoia definitely isn't cool.Progress starts with partnerships.P.S. I really like the zoo too. :)
Honey you truly have become one of them. And yes I am a native Washingtonian.
And I'm a native earthling. Born and raised on earth, as far as I can remember. :)
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