MCMILLAN HOLIDAY GATHERING 2017
On December 20, 2017, over 50 McMillan Park supporters gathered at the amazing home of James Fournier, Bloomingdale father and lawyer.
We celebrated our park over dinner and drinks, then we visited our park. We also heard from special guests -- Bertha Holliday, Edward M. Johnson, Paul Cerutti, among others -- who painted the latest news as it regards the future of our historic landmark and one of DC's first integrated spaces at the McMillan Park and Sand Filtration Plant. We also raised about $1,000 towards our goal of $5,000 to hire a community organizer soon and keep the momentum going into 2018.
In the new year, we will continue to defend our park from privatization and destruction. Will you defend McMillan Park with us?
"I believe this case [the McMillan project] represents the continuation and modernization of... the history and heritage of Bloomingdale's racial segregation... that really needs to be questioned very seriously."~Bertha Holliday, Ward 5 ANC Commissioner and Bloomingdale Resident
“The reimagining of obsolete infrastructure such as New York’s High Line, Chicago’s Millennium Park and Seattle’s Gas Works Park proves that lasting economic growth flows from incorporating the bones of a city into its emerging new self… [not]…2 million square feet of mixed-use development better suited for Reston or Tysons Corner.” – Jeffery Anderson, The Washington Post, September 18, 2015 (link)
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