Film and Director Q&A with Dr. Sonya Grier: "DogParks and CoffeeShops: Diversity Seeking in Changing Neighborhoods"

Mt. Pleasant Library

Film and Director Q&A with Dr. Sonya Grier: "DogParks and CoffeeShops: Diversity Seeking in Changing Neighborhoods"

Saturday, March 30, 2019, 2 p.m.

Part of the exhibition film series for A Right to the City, this 2014 short film by Sonya Grier, co-directed by Vanessa Perry, examines gentrification, consumption and diversity among both old and new residents in Washington, D.C. neighborhoods including U Street and Shaw. The film screening will be followed by a Q&A with Grier.

Dr. Grier is currently a professor at American University Kogod School of Business. She conducts interdisciplinary research on topics related to target marketing, race in the marketplace, the social impact of commercial marketing and social marketing. Her current research investigates the relationship between marketing activities and consumer health, with a focus on obesity. 

 Image courtesy of Sonya Grier.