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

By Tashi McQueen,
AFRO Political Writer,

Yoga with Me First Yoga 

All D.C. residents are invited to participate in a free yoga session with Andrea Christie of Me First Yoga, every Wednesday – except on holidays. The yoga sessions are via Zoom facilitated through the Benning Road and Minnesota Avenue Family Success Center.

All of those interested must sign up at Participants will receive the Zoom link through their email.

Free Legal Clinic for veterans and their surviving spouses

On Sept. 13 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. eligible veterans and their surviving spouses can go to the Woodridge Neighborhood Library for a free legal counsel session provided through the Legal Counsel for the Elderly. Attendees can speak to a lawyer about veterans’ claims, housing, health advocacy, government-provided benefits, etc. No appointment is needed. 

D.C. Council Hearing on Public Safety 

On Sept. 18 at 10 a.m., the D.C. Council reconvenes to take on public safety concerns through several pieces of legislation: 23-345, “Accountability and Victim Protection Amendment Act of 2023”; 25-167, the “Wheel-Lock Help Incentive Program Act of 2023”; 25-343, the “Private Security Camera System Incentive Program Small Business Expansion Amendment Act of 2023” and 25-348, the “Ensuring Safe Forensic Evidence Handling for Sexual Assault Survivors Amendment Act of 2023.” 

D.C. residents are invited to testify virtually or in person by registering at by 10 a.m. on Sept. 15. Witnesses will have three minutes to speak, but persons representing organizations will receive five minutes. If attending virtually, go to and if attending in person, go to room 500 of the John A. Wilson Building on 1350 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest. 

THRoW Social Washington D.C. Open Mic Night

The THRoW Social Washington D.C., a tropical themed restaurant-bar, is hosting an open mic night on Sept. 24 from 6:30 – 11 p.m. Entry is free though there will be opportunities to purchase cold drinks and delicious food. There will be a live band and games such as Jenga, Connect Four and ping pong. The THRoW Social Washington D.C. is located at 1401 Okie St. Northeast suite 102.