|In one of our earliest undertakings, the
Shaw Community Documentation Project, CA-FAM III, Inc. took
a direction similar to that of others who had gone before it. Born
in the Shaw Community of Washington, DC, in 1973, we have been very interested
in promoting the concept of meaningful information transference.
We began the process with the distribution of historical information, as
did Dr. Carter G. Woodson when he founded the Association for the Study
of Negro Life and History in 1937, in the very same Shaw community.
As CA-FAM III, Inc. embarks on a new journey in the 21st century, we continue the process of information transference with the end-goal of liberation through information. Technology has been and continues to be incorporated in most of our projects through the use of photography, documentary video, computer and the Internet. ConnectDC2000 is such an undertaking.
As was the Shaw community-based project that began 25 years ago, ConnectDC2000 is also multi-generational –bringing elders and young people together- with common objectives: