McPherson Square Park
DC surveys homeless residents every year. What do the numbers tell us?
D.C. conducted its annual survey of residents experiencing homelessness, the Point-in-Time Count, on Jan. 25. While the numbers are crucial to measuring how effective the city’s plan to end homelessness is, advocates say the survey is likely an undercount.
Counter-protests reject white supremacist rally but disrupt homeless community
On Sunday, one year after the events of Charlottesville, a second white supremacy rally, in the nation’s capital, was met with overwhelming opposition. “Unite the Right 2” was over before it began and organizers backed away before their small demonstration was scheduled to commence.
A Veteran of Street Torah Revisits McPherson Square Park
On a recent trip to Washington sponsored by the Panim Institute, the Jewish learning institute of B’Nai B’rith Youth Organization, a group of Jewish high school students from an uppermiddle- class Chicago community had the opportunity to change their perspective on homelessness.
‘No, not that Occupy DC’
On Saturday, Feb. 4, McPherson Square made headlines once again after a police raid left the park gutted of its many tents, enforcing the park’s no-camping ban. The following morning, only the two library tents remained standing. The rest had been confiscated, crushed or abandoned.
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