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Food Justice in the Nation’s Capital: Panel Discussion (Smithsonian Anacostia Museum) – VIRTUAL

To celebrate the re-opening of the Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum and the debut of “Food for the People”—the indoor portion of the museum’s ground-breaking new exhibition—some of DC’s leading food justice advocates join us on the virtual stage. During this lively panel discussion, we’ll take a hard look at DC’s […]


A Right to the City – Brick by Brick (DC Public Library) – VIRTUAL

As part of our ongoing A Right to the City speakers series, join us for a very special screening of the film Brick by Brick and discussion with filmmakers Shirikiana Aina and Merawi Gerima. In conversation with Samir Meghelli of the Smithsonian Institution’s Anacostia Community Museum, the film’s director Aina and as […]


A History of Disinvestment On Chicago’s West Side (ProPublica) – VIRTUAL

Known as “The Heart of the West Side,” Chicago’s Madison Street once thrived as a commercial corridor lined with businesses from downtown to the city’s western limits. But today, Madison Street and the East Garfield Park neighborhood are filled with empty lots and vacant storefronts — the devastating consequences of […]


A Conversation with Andrea S. Boyles, Author of ‘You Can’t Stop the Revolution: Community Disorder and Social Ties in Post-Ferguson America’ (DC Public Library) – VIRTUAL

Join us for a discussion with Andrea S. Boyles, sociologist and author of You Can’t Stop the Revolution: Community Disorder and Social Ties in Post-Ferguson America. In conversation with Derek Hyra, Boyles will discuss her book and her scholarship focussing on social inequality; the intersection of race, gender, and class; community and neighborhood disorder; […]


A Right to the City: Connecting Neighborhoods to Libraries and Museums through History and Storytelling (DC Public Library) – VIRTUAL

To celebrate the culmination of the A Right to the City pop-up exhibits in four of our neighborhood libraries, join us for a panel discussion of the exhibition and our partnership with the Smithsonian Institution Anacostia Community Museum. We will discuss the exhibit’s stories of DC neighborhoods and how they organized to make […]


⭐ A Right to the City: A Conversation with Brandi Summers, Author of ‘Black in Place: The Spacial Aesthetics of Race in a Post-Chocolate City’ (DC Public Library) – VIRTUAL

Join us for a conversation with Brandi Summers, professor of geography and author of Black in Place: The Spacial Aesthetics of Race in a Post-Chocolate City. In conversation with Samir Meghelli, Summers will discuss her book and her scholarship focusing on urban cultural landscapes and the political and economic dynamics by which race […]


‘What Happened 2 Chocolate City’: Black History Month Film Screening & Discussion (YWCA Nat’l Capital Area)

Washington, D.C.was the first majority Black city in America, earning itself the nickname of Chocolate City. However, this nickname has fallen out of common use. Why? Join YWCA National Capital Area for a screening and discussion of ‘What Happened 2 Chocolate City,’ a documentary which examines how gentrification is changing […]