Community Backbone

“This is a healing model for us as a community,” said April Goggans, looking out on a candle-lit circle of community members outside Marbury Plaza on November 1. The vigil marked the one-year anniversary of the death of Alonzo (Zo) Fiero Smith, age 27, who died following an encounter with special police officers (SPOs) at … Continue reading Community Backbone

News, Views, and Pews

Virginia Spatz has reported -- regularly in some years, less often in others -- in Capital Community Newspapers, including the Hill Rag, Mid-City (DC North), and East of the River for 25 years. She regularly reported the monthly news for East of the River for five years. Her work has also appeared -- regularly in … Continue reading News, Views, and Pews

Education Town Hall

Virginia Spatz was feature reporter for We Act Radio's "Education Town Hall" program for several years and still maintains the program's website. Visit Education Town Hall for reports and program recordings.

Say This Name

DC Losses to Homicide. Mark every loss. Mourn. Organize. plus: Resources on Addressing Violence, with emphasis on Holistic Approaches and Gun Violence Prevention & People of Color