Wednesday, July 22, 2015

July 29 | Neighborhood Hero: A Panel Discussion on the Life of William O. Lockridge

The D.C. Public Library and the William O. Lockridge Community Foundation will come together to celebrate the life, work and legacy of a true champion of Ward 8 and all of Washington, D.C., the late William O. Lockridge. Working persistently to improve the lives of all Ward 8 residents, Mr. Lockridge led his community by example each every day. Whether serving as Vice President of the D.C. State Board of Education, teaching in our public schools or mentoring youth in his community, William O. Lockridge always showed his love and concern for the lives of the less fortunate, especially our children and young people.

The discussion will take place on Wednesday July 29th at 7:00 PM, at the William O. Lockridge/Bellevue Public Library. It will be moderated by Denise Rolark-Barnes, (Publisher, The Washington Informer). Panelists will include: Mary Cuthbert, (ANC Chair 8C); Phillip Pannell, (Executive Director, the Anacostia Coordinating Council).

In addition, Mark Jones (Ward 5 Representative on the D.C. State Board of Education) and Sally Schwartz (Founder and Executive Director of Globalize DC) will share stories about the extensive work Mr. Lockridge accomplished in DC’s educational system. Speaking about their friendships with Mr. Lockridge will be Willie J. Toney (Vice Mayor, Dumfries Va.), Emily Washington (who is this – title) and Trayon White (former D.C. State Board of Education Member for Ward 8 and City Council candidate).

Speaking about Mr. Lockridge’s family life will be his son, Stefan Lockridge (Music Producer and teacher at Accotink Academy) and Joy Majied (Associate Minister, Twelfth Street Christian Church). In attendance will also be Mrs. Wanda Lockridge, (Executive Director of the William O. Lockridge Community Foundation and William’s widow).

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