Resistance to Gentrification in Adams Morgan, 1970s-1990s

Mt. Pleasant Library

Resistance to Gentrification in Adams Morgan, 1970s-1990s

Sunday, July 28, 2019, 1 p.m.

In conjunction with the Anacostia Community Museum’s “A Right to the City” exhibition, the Mt. Pleasant Library is pleased to present a panel of Adams Morgan community members, activists and local scholars who will discuss the changing economic, social and cultural landscape of one of Washington’s most diverse and multicultural neighborhoods during the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s. Panelists will address grassroots efforts to preserve and protect local culture, tensions between developers and residents, tenant organizing campaigns and the role of ANC and city political figures in the struggle for continuity and change in Adams Morgan over three key decadesPlease join us for an open and lively discussion on the nature of our city and the role of civil society and government in promoting economic equality.  
Amanda Huron (University of the District of Columbia, College of Arts and Sciences) 
Frank Smith (African American Civil War Museum, former DC City Council member, Ward 1) 
Kathryn Wells (Georgetown University, Kalmanovitz Initiative for Labor and the Working Poor) 
Roland Roebuck (DC Community Activist and longtime Adams Morgan resident)  

Facilitator: Patrick Scallen (Georgetown University, Department of History) 

Location: Large meeting room, Mt. Pleasant Library, First floor