Past Events

Momentum for Change: The Road Ahead: November 2023

In November 2023, DCFPI hosted The Road Ahead, an anti-displacement ecosystem conversation that leveraged our report, A Holistic and Reparative Agenda for Ending Displacement in DC. The event focused on report recommendations to stem displacement while amplifying the powerful work of anti-displacement advocates and community members with lived experience.

Momentum for Change: The Progress: June 2023

In June 2023, DCFPI hosted The Progress, its annual post-budget celebratory reception that toasts our ecosystem’s collective efforts towards building a District of shared abundance. Hosted in the DC’s historic Shaw neighborhood, the evening was filled with an inspiring keynote address for Dyana Forester, President Metro Washington Labor Council AFL-CIO, remarks for Executive Director Erica Williams, and special salute to the 50th anniversary of hip-hop from DBest Live Band.

Policy is Personal: April 2023

In April 2023, DCFPI hosted its first installment of Policy is Personal, our signature conversation series that grounds our research and analysis in the lived experience of affected residents. This conversation leveraged our recent report, Bringing it All Home, a mixed-method analysis of what’s needed to end chronic homelessness in the District.

All About Oversight Season: January 26, 2023

On Thursday, January 26, 2023, the ACLU of DC, DC Action, DC for Democracy, DC Fiscal Policy Institute, DC Justice Lab, Empower DC, Empower Ed, and the Fair Budget Coalition hosted a virtual conversation about the performance oversight process and ways that every DC resident can participate.Together we explored why testimony from residents matters and how it informs the Council’s work, and shared tips for drafting great testimony, and ways to sign up directly to testify. Watch the recording below!

2022 Annual Reception: September 19, 2022

DCFPI hosted our annual reception to celebrate our joint successes over the past year and to help support our vision for a more just and equitable DC. We used the evening as an opportunity to raise funds for the Washington Interfaith Network (WIN) to help advance equitable tax policy and public investments that support Black and brown communities who have long been denied their share of the District’s economic growth because of structural racism.