Issue #2: Be featured in the next newsletter 📸

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Capital Women is back again, this time with news on a new mural, short film, and women who are impacting D.C.’s legal weed industry. There is also an open call for D.C. residents who want to be featured in the next newsletter. Think you should be featured? Or know of someone else who deserves the spotlight? Let us know!

Capital Women is searching for D.C. residents—maybe even you!

Once a month, Capital Women will feature a local who identifies as a woman. The only requirements are that this resident should be over the age of 18 and should be making positive change in their neighborhood or city.

Think you should be considered? Or know someone else who should definitely be in the spotlight? Let Capital Women know by filling out this Google Form.

  • This Maryland woman has organized the donation of a million bras, tampons, and maxipads. [DCist]

  • Meet the black women who are impacting D.C.’s legal weed industry. [AFRO]

  • There's a new training and lobby group for young women who hope to advance progressively through dialogue and action. [Platform Women]

  • A new local, honest short film will help you learn more about what it’s like to be a teenager who lives east of the Anacostia River. [DCist]

  • D.C. has a new mural made by a female artist. Along Union Market’s 6th Street NE exterior wall, Yoko Ono has created a nearly 1,000-square-foot public artwork, titled, “RELAX. YOUR HEART IS STRONGER THAN WHAT YOU THINK!” [Hirshhorn]
  • September 23: Hey, tech ladies! This workshop is meant to benefit you by identifying possible career solutions. 

  • September 23: For her Black Woman exhibition tour, Nicholle Kobi has announced her first U.S. Exhibition and pop-up, located at D.C.’s NK Gallery at 321 K Street NE.

  • September 24: Celebrate D.C.’s agricultural and creative talents with the free annual Southwest Waterfront festival, D.C. State Fair.

  • September 30: At the National Mall and the Department of Justice, there will be a march to “denounce the propagation of state-violence and the widespread incarceration of Black women and girls, rape and all sexualized violence, the murders and brutalization of transwomen and the disappearances of our girls from our streets, our schools, and our homes."

  • October 2: Those who describe themselves as “nasty women” are sure to want to attend this free event. Authors Samhita Mukhopadhyay and Kate Harding will discuss their new book, Nasty Women: Feminism, Resistance, and Revolution in Trump's America.

Michelle Goldchain and Kim Stiens contributed to this newsletter.