As a citizen journalist and freelancer, I have covered the Democratic convention since 2000. This year, I decided not to apply for a media credential even though the Democratic National Convention is a short subway ride from my apartment. Count me among the disaffected.
Since I won’t be there when the convention is gaveled to order by Debbie Wasserman Schultz Congresswoman Marcia Fudge, I attended the Community Open House to get a sneak peek of the convention venue.
I’ll spend the next four days out and about at protests, panel discussions, cocktail receptions, etc. The highlight of my itinerary is the viewing party at the Barnes Foundation. It seems fitting to watch Hillary Clinton accept the Democratic nomination at an institution that is the subject of an award-winning documentary, “Art of the Steal.”
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