Housing and Displacement: DC Walking Tour

Start: Saturday, August 27, 2022 1:00 PM

End: Saturday, August 27, 2022 3:00 PM

Sign up now through this form for the Housing and Displacement: DC Walking Tour, starting at 1:00 pm on Saturday, August 27th! The tour will explore 3 sites in Brightwood Park in NW DC connected to how displacement related to racism and profit have worked in DC real estate - in the past and present.

The Walking Tour will be led by Tanya Golash-Boza, a District native who grew up in the neighborhood whose research on the area breaks new ground on how the neighborhood was segregated and re-segregated; and Mara Cherkasky of Prologue DC, a historian, researcher, and writer/editor focusing on everything DC, especially the city’s racial history. The tour will also uncover how housing displacement is related to policing tactics and mass incarceration. The Walking Tour will connect historical struggles to current organizing efforts against District landlords led by Metro DC DSA’s Stomp Out Slumlords Working Group.

The tour will meet outside at 15 Kennedy Street NW (street area in front of Roots Public Charter School; walking distance to the Fort Totten Metro, 64 bus, E4 and K6 buses) at 1:00 p.m., and the tour will adjourn at 3:00 p.m. The tour will be followed by a happy hour afterward at a nearby bar. We will provide snacks and water on the tour and will do our best to make sure the route is shaded and the pace is light. Spanish language translation will be provided and we encourage you to invite friends, comrades, and anyone who may be interested.

Make sure to sign up through this form if you may attend - and indicate your ability to volunteer!


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