Friday, May 8, 2009

Jessica Alba, Keri Russell in the neighborhood?!

What!? Apparently Jessica Alba and Keri Russell were in the hood on Wednesday or Thursday to have a forum on health care -- I only found out via this set on Flickr, which has this description:
A group of female Hollywood celebrities and other prominent women came to Unity Health Care in Columbia Heights to speak with mothers of pediatric patients who have faced serious difficulties receiving health care. After an open discussion with three mothers from Texas, Montana, and Virginia, these celebrities travelled to Capitol Hill to advocate on behalf of expanding healthcare benefits for children including the Children's Health Insurance Program.
Along with those two, there were actress Regina King, Marian Wright-Edelman (Founder of Children's Defense Fund), actress Jurnee Smollett, Malaak Compton-Rock (Chris Rock's wife), Ali Wentworth (Actress, Wife of George Stephanolpoulos), and Michelle Fenty, the mayor's wife.

Looks like there was a People magazine blurb on it -- thanks to a reader for the tip.

Wish I would have known about this ahead of time!!

UPDATE: Turns out the photos were taken for DCist by photographer Jeff Martin.

Photos by wumpiewoo


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