"Trinidad: A Blossoming Community:" Tots of Trinidad Halloween Parade





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Published on Nov 16, 2012

Tots of Trinidad (ToTDC): A place for parents/ relatives/ caregivers and children of Trinidad and all of DC neighborhoods to socialize, support one another and work together to make our community [ and City] a wonderful place for kids to learn, play and thrive. (Flyer, http://trinidadneighborhood.org/)
ToTDC Listserv: tots-of-trinidad-dc@googlegroups.com
The Trinidad Community has come a long way a few years since the 2008 checkpoints that locked down the neighborhood due to a sudden surge of violence. It seemed like everyone, Trinidad residents, the media and outsiders with a vague history reminisced about horrific times in Trinidad, where drugs and gang violence were rampant between the 1980's and 1990's. Such a stain proves hard to remove, and in the summer of 2008, fear, frustration and anxiety plagued residents who yearned for a break from the chaos happening at their doorsteps.
Fast forward to today and there are block parties, neighbor socials, beautification projects, gardens, residents who say "hi," who pick up their trash and residents who actually care about the quality of life in their neighborhood. Here are their stories.
Filmed by Thalia Wiggins, Advisory Neighborhood Commissioner, 5B06.
Washington DC, District of Columbia, Advisory Neighborhood Commissioner, ANC, Gentrification, Crime, Trinidad Community, African American, Black, White, Northeast, NE, History, Vlog, Thalia Wiggins, house parties, diversity, multicultural

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