A Right to the City: Histories of Neighborhood Organizing in DC

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

A Right to the City: Histories of Neighborhood Organizing in DC

Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018, 6:30 p.m.

Join Dr. Samir Meghelli, Cheif Curator at the Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum for a discussion about how Washingtonians have shaped and reshaped their neighborhoods in extraordinary ways.

After a half-century of population decline and disinvestment, Washington, DC, today is home to a rapidly growing population, rising rents and home prices, major new development projects, but also deepening inequality. Dr. Meghelli will explore more than five decades of neighborhood change in the nation’s capital as well as the rich history of organizing and civic engagement that accompanied it.

This discussion is based on the Right to the City exhibit at the Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum, highlighting six neighborhoods across the city—Adams Morgan, Anacostia, Brookland, Chinatown, Shaw, and Southwest.

Register for seminar at washingtoniana.eventbrite.com. For more information about People's University seminars, contact michele.casto@dc.gov.