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Community Activism: Learning from the Past, Organizing for the Future
Monday, March 7 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pmFree
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Daniel del Pielago, Organizing Director, Empower DC will provide an overview of the impact of housing policy on DC low and moderate-income residents and engage in conversation with Awad Bilal, Linda Leaks, and Gabrielle Newell community organizers and activists around their commitment to preserve and improve affordable housing for DC residents. Project Director is Claude L. Elliott and Project Humanities Scholar is Kimberly Monroe, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of History & Africana Studies, Trinity Washington University. Register to join the conversation!
About Empower DC: The mission of Empower DC is to enhance, improve and promote the self-advocacy of low and moderate income DC residents in order to bring about sustained improvements in their quality of life. This is accomplished through grassroots organizing and trainings, leadership development, and community education. Empower DC is a citywide, multi-issue, membership-based community organizing project.
The Humanities Vision Program is sponsored by Humanities DC to encourage innovative interpretation of humanities scholarship, foster intellectual stimulation, and promote cross-cultural understanding and appreciation of local history in all neighborhoods of the District. This opportunity is part of the Humanities Grant Program supported with funding from the District of Columbia Government through the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities. The conversation will be archived in the DC Digital Museum.
Other Upcoming Lectures & Conversations:
- Thursday, March 24, 6:30pm-7:15pm: Conversation with 2022 Regional Juried Exhibit Prize Winners & Juror Claude Elliott