Community Forum: Community Change, Saturday, May 9
Anacostia Community Museum
(All forums are recorded and become part of the Museum Archive.)
This community forum is part of a series designed to explore issues and aspects of community change, economic development, and quality of life in neighborhoods east of the Anacostia River and beyond.
Held at the museum every two or three months the forums are an opportunity to explores a particular issue as well as serves to inform current and future museum projects.
Currently the museum is working on a project examining changes that occurred in Washington DC between 1963 and 1975. Additionally we are working on project on contemporary issues in community change and gentrification.
This particular forum will explore community change in SE Washington and beyond.
Participants will include:
Moderator Andrew Lightman: Managing Editor Capitol Community News
Arrington Dixon, Chairman, Anacostia Coordinating Council
Shareema Houston, Historic Anacostia Block Association (HABA)
John Muller, Author and Special Collections Library Associate, Washingtoniana MLK, Jr. Memorial Library
Christina Plerhoples, Research Associate, Metropolitan Housing and Communities Policy Center, Urban Institute
Graylin W. Presbury, President, Fairlawn Citizens Association
Courtney Snowden, Deputy Mayor for Greater Economic Opportunity