Loving Our City, Loving Ourselves

2007 Howard University Fellows hosted the first annual Loving Our City, Loving Ourselves block party and health fair. Approximately 400 people participated from Howard and the DC Pleasant Plains community, over 100 of which were tested for HIV/AIDS and participated in the community beautification project. The party included music provided by a DJ, a poetry slam, environmentally conscious arts and crafts for children, and organizational booths. Many organizations were featured in the Block Party, including Campus Climate Challenge and the Environmental Justice and Climate Change Initiative. To ensure sustainability of these efforts, advocacy and accountability training sessions were held among the participating organizations to follow up on the environmental and health issues.

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