Brookland’s DCTV Celebrates 25 Years With Celebration Hosted By Kojo Nnamdi Saturday

Brooks Mansion - Home of DCTV. Photo courtesy of Tyler Nelson's Flikr Stream.
Brooks Mansion – Home of DCTV. Photo courtesy of Brookland Avenue Blog.

One of Brookland’s quiet neighborhood gems is the Public Access Corporation of DC (DCTV). DCTV is a membership-based, non-profit, public access television network which gives DC residents the opportunity to produce and broadcast their own cable tv shows. Many thanks to Lauren Mansur for reaching out to us and sharing information about DCTV’s 25th Anniversary Illumination Celebration this Saturday, October 26th from 3:00 to 7:00 pm. DCTV is located at the Brooks Mansion, at 901 Newton St NE, next to the Brookland Metro. From the DCTV Press Release:

DCTV Celebrates 25th Anniversary with Illumination Celebration

The Public Access Corporation of DC (DCTV) marks its 25th anniversary with an Illumination Celebration
hosted by DCTV Board Chair Kojo Nnamdi, featuring an afternoon of live music, popular food trucks and an
awards ceremony and VIP reception for influential D.C. residents.

The anniversary kickoff will occur on Saturday, October 26th from 3pm-7pm at the Brooks Mansion near the
Brookland-CUA metro stop. The event is free and open to the public and media.

The event will include:
● Live music featuring Grammy nominated singer/songwriter Carolyn Malachi and jazz sensation, and
Sunny Sumter, Executive Director of DC Jazz Festival
● Award ceremony & VIP reception illuminating local heroes, including William Lightfoot lawyer and
politician, Kojo Nnamdi – WAMU, Maudine Cooper -Greater Washington Urban League, Denise
Rolark Barnes -Washington Informer, Marie Johns former Deputy Administrator of the U.S. Small
Business Association, Barbara Lang -D.C. Chamber of Commerce and Angela Franco – Hispanic
Chamber of Commerce
● Local Food Trucks, free popcorn and an opportunity to record a “happy anniversary” video that will air
on DCTV channels reaching more than 350,00 viewers

Community partners include: D.C. Jazz Festival, Cultural Tourism D.C., Dance Place, Office of Planning, UPO,
SpeakEasy D.C., Office of Partnerships and Grants, Washington Informer, Office of Latino Affairs, Humanities
Council, Leadership Greater Washington and Media Rise

DCTV’s University Video Contest winner will be announced during the event. This contest supports arts in the community. Students submitted positive videos on how D.C. shines and the winner receives a cash prize. The
winning video will be featured on DCTV throughout the anniversary year.

Join us as we kick off our 25th Anniversary and present DCTV’s first Illuminator Awards!

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