Author Talk: Derek Hyra

Shepherd Park/Juanita E. Thornton Library

Author Talk: Derek Hyra

In recent years, the Shaw/U Street neighborhood has experienced a dramatic transformation.What was once an open-air drug market has been replaced by new residential complexes and businesses. However, not everyone has benefited from the redevelopment in the neighborhood. Long-time residents and small businesses have moved out of the neighborhood or have had to adjust to the arrival of young, relatively wealthy newcomers.  With the changes from gentrification, what does it mean for the future of the Shaw/U Street neighborhood and the District?

Professor Derek Hyra, associate professor at the School of Public Affairs at American University, will speak about his latest book Race, Class, and Politics in the Cappuccino City.

The program is at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, October 10.

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~Elisa Babel, Adult Librarian
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