Washington, D.C. residents can take part in a range of events throughout September. Keep this edition of the paper handy or visit AFRO.com to find out about meetings and happenings in the Washington area. (Photo courtesy of Unsplash)

By Tashi McQueen,
AFRO Political Writer,

Brooklyn Mass Shooting Hearing

On Sept. 13 at 1 p.m., the Baltimore City Council will hold its second hearing to inquirty about the mass shooting that occurred on July 2, shooting 30 and killing two. The hearing will be held in City Hall on the fourth floor, but those interested can also attend virtually at https://bmore.webex.com/bmore/

The hearing will be a time for council members to ask leaders of the Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Safety and Engagement, the Baltimore City Police Department and the Housing Authority of Baltimore City and the Baltimore City Department of Transportation about the After Action Report that was released on Aug. 30. 

The Brown Lecture series with Aaron Neville: “Tell it Like It Is”

The Enoch Pratt Free Library is hosting an evening conversation with renowned singer and songwriter Aaron Neville on Sept. 13 from 7- 8 p.m. Dr. Karsonya Wise Whitehead, host of WEAA’s Today with Dr. Kaye, will lead the conversation where he will talk about his untold journey in overcoming addiction, poverty and racism using music, faith and family. The event will be at the Central Library on 400 Cathedral Street.

Those interested in attending can sign up at https://www.eventbrite.com

2023 OWE Fest 

The Liberty Community Development Corporation is hosting the OWE Fest from Sept. 14 to Sept. 17 at 6901 Security Boulevard. On the first day, there will be a free food giveaway from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. 

On day two there will be a job and hiring fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in partnership with the Maryland Department of Labor – Division of Workforce Development Adult Learning. On day three, from 8 to 10 a.m., there will be a 5K run and from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., there will be a session for teens to prepare for life after high school. The last day will offer outdoor worship service in partnership with the Set the Captives Free Outreach Center from 10 to 11:30 a.m. and end with a musical celebration accompanied by food trucks, trivia games, streaming of the Ravens game and more from 12 to 5 p.m.

Confirmation Hearing for Acting Police Commissioner Richard Worley

On Sept. 21 at 5 p.m., join the City Council at City Hall for the confirmation hearing of  Acting Police Commissioner Richard Worley. Mayor Brandon M. Scott nominated him on July 17, after the former commissioner Michael S. Harrison stepped down on June 8. Worley and Scott finished a month-long series of community meetings on Aug. 29 to allow residents to hear from Worley and voice their public safety concerns.

City Council members will decide whether to confirm or reject Worley as the next commissioner at the hearing. Those interested can attend in person on the fourth floor of city hall or go to https://bmore.webex.com/bmore/