Who Is Alan Page?
I am a Ward 6 homeowner and single father.
I work with area arts organizations dedicated to transforming the lives of at-risk youth, such as One Common Unity and Midnight Forum.
I am an attorney who has helped special education students get support they need from DCPS and has worked with area artists seeking to turn their passion into a viable business.
A more extensive bio is below:
Alan C. Page is an attorney and an artist who believes in the power that each individual possesses to positively impact the global community. As an attorney, Mr. Page is licensed to practice law in New York and the District of Columbia. Mr. Page primarily practices entertainment law. Since 1995, Mr. Page has worked as a freelance journalist and worked for a number of nationally (and internationally) distributed publications, including Rap Sheet, Urb, 4080, Elemental, Beatdown, Artistic Pedigree, and the Hilltop. For one year, Mr. Page served as Managing Editor for the Howard Law Journal, the premiere publication at the Howard University School of Law (Mr. Page’s alma mater). Mr. Page also has been very active in the local arts community in his home city of Washington DC, promoting two weekly music showcase events (the first of which, The Lifeline, lasted most of 1997 and the second of which, Elements, lasted most of 1998). In addition to being an organizer in the local arts scene, Mr. Page has also provided legal advice and guidance to many of the local musicians and filmmakers with whom he has interacted during his time in the city.
Beyond his business activities, Mr. Page has also participated in extensive community activism aimed at improving life in the District and addressing pertinent social issues. Mr. Page served as an instructor in the Midnight Forum program where he taught songwriting and creative expression to area youth. As a member of Legislative Watch, a student group at Howard Law, Mr. Page worked to raise community awareness about the civic danger posed by the practice of felony disenfranchisement (a policy that, to varying degrees in different states, strips the right to vote from those convicted of felonies, often long after they have served their sentence and thereby paid their debt to society). Mr. Page also participated in organized protests surrounding issues as diverse as decrying the Supreme Court decision in Bush v. Gore, rallying for a retrial of imprisoned journalist Mumia Abu Jamal, and objecting to failures by the Department of Justice to deal with numerous instances of police brutality that resulted in the murder of unarmed innocents in the black community. Further, Mr. Page participated in the organizing of benefit concerts for not-for-profit organizations such as the Center for Sickle Cell Anemia, Funds for the Community’s Future and The Filli Foundation (an asthma awareness group).
In addition to his law degree, Mr. Page also holds a BA in English that he received from Howard University. At Howard, Mr. Page co-founded the Howard University Hip-Hop Union and worked to organize the hip-hop artists and entrepreneurs on campus. Mr. Page was also briefly a part of the Young African Writers Association, a group dedicated to elevating the art of writing amongst young African-Americans. As a fiction writer, Mr. Page has completed two novels (with one unfinished novel to come), three screenplays, and a voluminous amount of poetry. Mr. Page also directed a short film during his time at college. As a recording artist, Mr. Page has sold numerous copies of his independently produced EP, “Freedom Writer”. He was formerly a member of the DC hip-hop collective known as The Amphibians and has performed extensively at various events in venues such as State of the Union, Bar Nun, Mango’s, Kaffa House, Metro Café, Capitol Children’s Museum (Groove Gumbo), and Erico’s. Mr. Page also performed at the Smithsonian Folk Life Festival as a member of The Amphibians.