Hundreds of D.C. Residents Turn Out for AFGE’s 10th Annual Peace in the Park

Categories: The Insider

With music pumping through the speakers and temperatures exceeding 100 degrees, hundreds of D.C. residents from the Stoddert Terrace public housing development were treated to a rare sight: officials from the D.C. police, fire, emergency medical services and District 14’s own Local 1456 doing the electric slide. 

D.C.'s Peace at the Park

D.C. residents came out by the hundreds as part of the District’s annual community engagement event, Peace in the Park, in Southeast Washington, DC. The event offers under-resourced residents access to mental health professionals, free HIV screenings, and back-to-school supplies. Attendees who braved the extreme heat also received complimentary food, drinks, ice cream, face painting, and performances by local artists.

D.C.'s Peace at the Park

 “Every year AFGE comes together with different community service providers to work as one to help residents in D.C.,” said AFGE 1456 Local President Deandre Tyler. “We want residents to come out, connect with the community, and promote peace and solidarity within the neighborhood.”

Peace in the Park has been held annually for the last decade by AFGE Local 1456, and this year they were joined by the East River Family Strengthening Collaborative, the D.C. Family Court Social Services Division, the Proactive Public Safety Committee, and AFGE Locals 727,1410, Counsel 1, and members of AFGE District 14.  

D.C.'s Peace at the Park

“We put on this event because we need to be a part of the change we want to see in our communities, and also the change residents want to see in their neighborhood,” said AFGE Local 1456 Steward Audrey Smith. “We want to provide D.C. residents with the resources and valuable access to information they need, and to make sure that these children are prepared for the school year ahead,” she added. 


Recent AFGE News:

“I sat so you could stand”

October 15, 2018

Born in Kentucky during segregation, Augusta Y. Thomas spent her entire life fighting for racial equality and union rights. AFGE will continue to honor her memory and her unforgettable words.

Read More

Blaylock’s legacy was safeguarding our rights

October 15, 2018

Ken Blaylock, a native of North Carolina, was elected national president at the 1976 AFGE National Convention. The passage of the Civil Service Reform Act of 1978 was one of Blaylock’s greatest achievements as AFGE national president.

Read More


Join AFGE Today

BECOME A MEMBER

Vote 2018

Weekend of Action

Fight Back the EOs

AFGE Events

Event Calendar is for Members Only. Please Log In to see our calendar of events.

LOG IN!

SUBSCRIBE Latest news & info