The Morning Digest: janitors, BBQ, and Venezuela
Going forward, the Morning Digest will provide you with what you need to be prepared for the day: a daily round-up of links, local news, and important events on campus and around D.C. This series will replace the District Digest, which covered D.C. news. Yes, we felt we had to describe what that series was since none of you ever read it (and we don’t blame you).
To masticate today:
- The Kalmanovitz Initiative is hosting an event called “Justice for Janitors: A Digital History” from 1-5:00 p.m. in Lohrfink Auditorium today. They are celebrating the launch of their new website, which records and maps the history of the Justice for Janitors movement.
- The Georgetown University Astronomical Society is hosting a BBQ at 7:00 p.m. tonight at the Heyden Observatory to promote voting in a competition to win $100,000 for its restoration. You can vote for the project every day until May 10.
- If you care to listen to the Georgetown neighbors fight valiantly for issues they are passionate about, such as neon signs or the height of tree fences, the monthly Advisory Neighborhood Commission meeting will be held at Georgetown Visitation School at 6:30 p.m.
What to look out for:
- Escalating political tension in Venezuela has led to the arrest of a Georgetown University graduate and filmmaker Timothy Tracy. President Nicolas Maduro’s government accused him of fomenting unrest and violence to spark a civil war, claiming he works for the U.S. government. Read more about this story in the Washington Post.
- Be sure to check out discounted and free yoga classes as part of D.C. Yoga Week, beginning today. Bikram Yoga at DuPont, Down Dog Yoga, and Georgetown Yoga are participating along with many other studios around the District.