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Smithsonian's Anacostia Community Museum holds "A Right to the City: The Past & Future of Urban Equity" symposium

WHAT: The Smithsonian's Anacostia Community Museum presents "A Right to the City: The Past & Future of Urban Equity," a symposium on gentrification and citizen activism held in connection with the exhibition, "A Right to the City" on six DC neighborhoods.

WHEN: Friday, Oct. 26, 2018
10 a.m. — 6:30 p.m., 8:45 a.m. media check-in

WHERE: Smithsonian's Anacostia Community Museum
1901 Fort Place S.E.
Washington, DC

WHo: Lisa Sasaki, Interim Director, Anacostia Community Museum
Samir Meghelli, Chief Curator, Anacostia Community Museum
Scott Kurashige, Professor, University of Washington Bothell (Keynote)
Dekonti Mends-Cole, Vice President (Mid-Atlantic), JP Morgan Chase, (Summary)

NOTE: The event is booked to capacity with some limited space for media who confirm attendance on first come basis at 202.633.4876 or bairdburrism@si.edu.

More than half of the world's population live in cities for the first time in human history; this unprecedented rate of urbanization has presented major challenges for communities across the nation trying to achieve sustained and equitable growth. This symposium has assembled local and national scholars, organizers/activists, nonprofit leaders and others to participate in timely conversations about the history, present and future of community change.

The event includes three panels: 1) From Urban Renewal to Gentrification: Planning, Housing and Neighborhood Change 2) Neighborhood Power: Organizing in the Aftermath of Civil Rights and 3) Facing the Future: Working Toward Equity in our Cities. Panel participants are: Kimberly Johnson and Diane Wong, New York University; Howard Gillette, Rutgers University and Judge Victoria Pratt, Rutgers Law School (NJ); Gloria Bruce, East Bay Housing Organizations (CA); Amanda Alexander, Detroit Justice Center; David Freund and Nancy Mirabal, University of Maryland; Gregory Squires, George Washington University; Amanda Huron, University of the District of Columbia; Rosemary Ndubuizu, Georgetown University; Ramon Jacobson, Local Initiatives Support Corp DC; Dominic Moulden, Organizing Neighborhood Equity; and Tanvi Misra, City Lab-The Atlantic (DC). View schedule at anacostia.si.edu/events.


Media RSVP:
Marcia Baird Burris (202) 633-4876; (202) 320-1735 (cell)
bairdburrism@si.edu


Media Website:
http://www.anacostia.si.edu; http://newsdesk.si.edu (media room)