The D.C. Federation of Civic Associations has released the calendar of activities for Civic Responsibility Week, Oct. 13-20.
The week starts with a Salute to Senior Citizens Breakfast, Saturday, Oct. 13, 9:30 a.m. at the Shoreham Americana Hotel. Mayor Marion Barry is expected to present a proclamation declaring "Civic Responsibility Week Observance." Persons to be honored include former Howard University President James M. Nabrit Jr., who is to be named Senior Citizen of the Year, and attorney John J. Scott, who was involved in the landmark school desegregation case, Brown vs. the Board of Education. Tickets for the breakfast are $8.50. Reservations may be made by contacting San Juan Barnes at 832-7088 or 529-8701.
The day's activities also include a program on What Can Be Done for the Civic Betterment of Our City at noon at the Greater First Baptist Church, 13th and Fairmont streets NW. Participants will include religious, community, and business leaders, and lawyers and law enforcement officials.
A forum on What the Citizens and Organizations Can Do for the Civic Betterment of the Local Area will be held Monday, Oct. 15, 7:30 p.m. at the Fourteenth Street Project Area Commission Auditorium, 2901 14th St. NW. The forum is sponsored by the Pleasant Plains Civic Association and PAC.
An Anti-Litter Parade, sponsored by the Congress Heights Civic Association, will be held Tuesday, Oct. 16, 4 to 6 p.m., starting at Martin Luther King Avenue and Portland Street SE.
A Floral and Other Exhibits display will be held Wednesday, Oct. 17, 5 p.m., in rooms 501-503 of the District Building. The exhibit is sponsored by the federation's Beautification Committee, in cooperation with various beautification clubs in the city.
Wednesday's activities also include a program entitled Civic Responsibility Is Everybody's Business at 7 p.m. in the First Baptist Church of Deanwood, 45th Street and Sheriff Road NE. The keynote speaker will be attorney Nan Huhn, assistant chief of the Juvenile Section, Corporation Counsel Office, who will give an overview of the juvenile justice system and its impact on the community. The program is dedicated to the late Chaplain Andrew J. Allen.
Candidates for the November School Board election will be present to answer questions Thursday, Oct. 18, 7 p.m., at the Banneker Community Auditorium, 2500 Georgia Ave. NW. This program is being presented by the federation's Education Committee.
The highlight of the week will be the Annual Awards Banquet, Saturday, Oct. 20, 6:30 p.m. at the Sheraton Park Hotel, which will honor community workers and outstanding civic and civil rights leaders. Tickets are $17 and reservations may be made by contacting Evelyn Rosemond by Oct. 15 at 232-1210.