History of Tenant Organizing in Washington, D.C.

Mt. Pleasant Library

History of Tenant Organizing in Washington, D.C.

Tuesday, June 25, 2019, 6:30 p.m.

Provoked by mass evictions and the onset of gentrification in the 1970s, tenants in Washington, D.C., began forming cooperative organizations to collectively purchase and manage their apartment buildings. This seminar and discussion on the history of tenant organizing and housing co-operative formation will be led by Amanda Huron, professor at the University of the District of Columbia and author of Carving out the Commons: Tenant Organizing and Housing Cooperatives in Washington, D.C.  

This summer's People's University seminar series was developed in partnership with the Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum to compliment their current exhibition A Right to the City. Satellite exhibits exploring the history of neighborhood change are now available at five DC Public Library locations.

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