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Gandhi Brigade to Premiere Newest Student-Produced Documentary

Gandhi Brigade Youth Media will present the world premiere of the organization’s latest student-produced documentary, which looks youth activism and is titled “We Are Now.” The free showing will be held Wednesday, Oct. 17 at 7:30 p.m. in the Montgomery College Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus Cultural Arts Center at 7995 Georgia Ave. During a five-week period over the past summer, eight high school students conceived, planned and produced the film. The production took students from a hearing at Gaithersburg City Hall on immigration rights to the Capitol Hill office of U.S. Rep. John Lewis (D-Georgia), a youth leader in...

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With New Location, New Leader, CREATE Expanding Its Programs

Linda Marson in her office at CREATE Arts Center. Photo by Mike Diegel. With a new location and a new executive director in Linda Marson, CREATE Arts Center is expanding its programming and community outreach. Marson started her job about eight weeks ago and new programs are beginning to happen. “For the first time, we’re offering adult workshops all through the fall,” Marson said. “We’re super-excited about that.” Marson began her career at WUSA9 as a news assignment editor, worked on the Hill in both the House and the Senate as a communications director and then running political campaigns,...

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Local Author Tells Story of African-Americans and John Brown’s Raid

Screenshot from book cover used with author’s permission. A Woodside Forest resident has told a little-known story of five African-American men who fought alongside John Brown in the raid on Harpers Ferry. Gene Meyer recently published “Five for Freedom: The African American Soldiers in John Brown’s Army” about Osborne Perry Anderson, John Anthony Copeland, Shields Green, Lewis Sheridan Leary and Dangerfield Newby. Meyer, a reporter and editor for The Washington Post for 34 years, originally got interested in the story when he covered a Veterans Day event that included the dedication of memorial plaque to Anderson at National Harmony...

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Photo of Silver Spring Landmark Chosen in International Competition

Selected photo of the Georgia Avenue mosaic courtesy Ralph Blessing. A smartphone photo of a Silver Spring landmark is one of 34 selected for exhibition in the 4th International Phone-ography Competition. The photo is of the mosaic displayed under the Metro overpass above Georgia Avenue. Ralph Blessing, who lives a few blocks south of Silver Spring in Washington, D.C, took the shot back in January using a Motorola moto z. The competition, sponsored by fotofoto Gallery, a nonprofit organization in Huntington, N.Y., was open to anyone 18 years of age or older, and the entries were limited only to...

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Local Nonprofit Adds Three Executives to Staff

Graphic from A Wider Circle A Wider Circle, the Silver Spring-based, anti-poverty nonprofit, has added three vice presidents to its executive team, according to a press release. “The work of A Wider Circle has grown significantly and now focuses on the delivery of comprehensive, long-term programs that can affect individual and community level change.  These three strong and accomplished professionals bring a wealth of expertise to our work and significantly raise the bar for our organization,” said Mark Bergel, the organization’s founder and president. The three new executives are: Shalini Madan Benson has been appointed vice president for headquarters and...

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