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Ignite DC #7

Danny Harris

A Tour of D.C. in 20 Faces

Many describe D.C. by it's divisions: it's white or black, NW vs. everywhere else, Washington or D.C., transients vs. natives...and the list goes on. Since September 2009, I have been looking to identify what brings this city together, rather than pushes it apart, by interviewing a stranger every day and sharing their story about life in the District at www.peoplesdistrict.com. In my presentation, I plan to give a tour of the city using 20 diverse portraits of D.C. residents to show how we are all interconnected.

About Danny Harris :

Danny Harris is a former terrorist financing analyst at the Treasury Department turned storyteller and folklorist. As a way to feel more connected to his new city, Washington, D.C., he set out to meet a stranger every day in the summer of 2009. Since then, he developed People's District, a website dedicated to raising Washington's interest in itself and its people by sharing the remarkable stories and photos of its residents. People's District has also been converted into a curriculum to help D.C. public school students explore and tell their own stories.

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