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From Georgetown to Old Town: A Juneteenth Celebration of Black Architectural Excellence

For Those In Need Inc., is hosting an event on Juneteenth (June 19th) at the Torpedo Factory in Alexandria, VA celebrating The Juneteenth Holiday as well as celebrating that former Black slaves in Washington DC built the Georgetown neighborhood after slavery was abolished. Some of the direct descendants of the original Black Families who built that neighborhood plan to come to the event and be honored at the Gala. Additionally, a jazz band composed of DC high school students will perform and ARS Poetica, a poetry company will perform a poem commissioned by Those In Need Inc., for the Juneteenth event. A poet will be assigned to the event to spend an hour writing custom poetry on the spot for an hour.

Proceeds from this event will be distributed to DC centric nonprofits that focus on homelessness and food insecurity. For more information, please go to the link at