Brookland is an amazing journey through African American History and the people who saved thousands of lives through medical science, helped create a Jewish State (Israel), changed entertainment, prevented Washington, DC from being turned into a 12-lane freeway, including most of present day Shaw, U Street, and Dupont Circle. They happened to be African American.
Lafayette Square, the site of everything from made-up cocaine purchases to strolls on the way to the future, is this week’s photo. Part of the series below. Enjoy. Continue reading→
When I had the opportunity to shadow family physician Michelle Quiogue, MD (@DrMicheQ) at Kaiser Permanente Kern County recently, I spied this, the first time I have seen the new all gender signage standards in the wild. Prior to this day, I had seen them in the signage standards guide but never in real life.
It was a great an unexpected moment – in Bakersfield, California. Great, almost moving, because I know the feeling of finally being “seen” after being invisible in society – any member of a vulnerable or underrepresented group knows this feeling.
Yesterday was the coming out, as it could be called, for the KP Lantern project, which you can read more about in this blog. The photo above is from a presentation given to the Innovation Learning Network (@HealthcareILN) about KP Lantern.
If you peruse this blog or you know me, you know that I am always working to be an ally. If I have learned anything, it is to create a platform for others to lead, and then get out of the way.
Thank you to Alaska Airlines (@AlaskaAir) for entertaining my suggestion to create a platform for the leaders coming home to Washington, DC USA with me.
Additional photos from Washington, DC are below as well.
I am catching up on photographs taken at the end of 2016….
I happened to find myself in Dallas, Texas and took this on of the John Fitzgerald Kennedy Memorial, just off of Dealey Plaza.
The JFK Memorial was the first memorial by famed American architect and Kennedy family friend, Philip Johnson. The monument was approved by Jacqueline Kennedy herself. Johnson called it “a place of quiet refuge, an enclosed place of thought and contemplation separated from the city around, but near the sky and earth.” – Wikipedia