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Knock Out Abuse Gala and Fight Night Gala: Guys vs. Girls

 Last night was an eventful night in Washington- on one of end of town the men had their fun, while on the other, the women had theirs. The men’s-only Fight Night filled up the Hilton Washington, while the female-friendly Knock Out Abuse Against Women gala took over the Ritz-Carlton, Washington, D.C.—and both rallied for their own causes.

With 2,000 men in tuxes dominating the hotel’s ballroom, the 17th annual Fight Night raised money for the education and health care nonprofit Fight for Children. But the program itself was for grown-ups only.

Homelessness Awareness Month

Poverty is the closet reason to homelessness currently in America. Research has shown from “Helping America’s homeless: Emergency shelter or affordable housing?” authors Martha Burt, Laudan Aron, and Edgar Lee, that twenty through thirty percent of families surveyed in 1996 had gone without food for half of the previous months. As Americans still long for economic needs, homelessness persistently remains to increase daily.  

November is Homelessness awareness month at Trinity University. The Campus Activities Association will be serving dinner to the homeless community on Tuesday, November 16, 2010 from 4:00 to 6:30pm at Miriam’s Kitchen in Northwest DC. Miriam’s kitchen provides free homemade meals (breakfast-lunch-dinner) and support to more than 4,000 homeless men and women each year through their following programs: Meals, Case Management, Miriam's Studio, and Miriam's Cafe. 

Gucci Celebrates Opening of New Store at Tysons Galleria with Private Party Hosted by John Legend


WORLDEAF Cinema Festival at Gallaudet University This Weekend

This story comes to us from Lisa Milner:

The inaugural WORLDEAF Cinema Festival (WDCF) taking place at Gallaudet University November 4-7, is a first-of-its-kind conference and competition aimed at celebrating the art of deaf cinema. WDCF received over 170 films submitted by 132 filmmakers from 30 countries around the world-the most films submitted to any festival of its type.

Let's Move! In ONE Healthy Direction Event to Take Place October 30 in Northeast

We received this story from Tanikka Cunningham:

Healthy Solutions, My Community Union, Washington Parks and People Riverside Center, and community members will celebrate its first “Fall Harvest Festival”. The event will focus on healthy eating, nutrition, exercise, food and agriculture, while raising awareness of food deserts in DC.

"Now is the time to create unity, and for everyone to work together to create healthier communities, and healthier families." says Tanikka Cunningham, Executive Director of Healthy Solutions. The basic idea of this festival is to "give practical and hands on tools that will help community members live healthier lives now." says Cunningham.

The Fall Harvest Festival theme this year will be "Let's Move! In ONE Healthy Direction. The Fall Harvest Festival will feature:

Susan G. Komen for the Cure Gala

Over last weekend, the Susan G. Komen Foundation celebrated 30 years of research and education, including an A-list dinner for donors on Friday at the Kuwaiti Embassy.  The Kuwaiti dinner was the kickoff to a weekend full of activities sponsored by the Susan G. Komen Foundation, including the "Honoring the Promise" event at the Kennedy Center Saturday evening with Laura Bush.  The Kuwaiti Embassy holds a special place in my heart because I was honored at the Kuwaiti Embassy for my work as a youth ambassador to the Kuwait-American Foundation's "Do The Write Thing Campaign" which gives middle school students an opportunity to examine the impact of youth violence on their lives through classroom discussions and writings. 

FedTalks 2010 A Smashing Success

Tuesday, October 12 the Shakespeare Theatre Company played host to FedScoop's FedTalks 2010.  FedTalks 2010 event was an all-day conference geared toward sharing unique ideas about the interaction between technology and government.

Speakers at FedTalks included several big names including Arianna Huffington, founder of the Huffington Post, Craig Newmark of Craigslist, and Ana Marie Cox, founder and editor of Wonkette.com.

Peter Corbett of the D.C. based iStrategyLabs and Virginia Congressman Jim Moran also discussed the future of technology in government.