Latest Past Events

Barry Farm Film Screening

Octagon House 1799 New York Avenue NW, Washington D.C.

Take a left off of the Anacostia Freeway on to Firth Sterling Ave – what do you see? You see empty fields. You see shiny new buildings just breaking ground. Construction equipment. Sweeping views of the capital.  As one community member states in this film, if you are a developer, you see a gold mine. But ... Read more

Before Gentrification: The Creation of DC’s Racial Wealth Gap (Webinar)

Image of Catania Bakery in Eckington. Courtesy of Ted Eytan. In this presentation, Dr. Tanya Golash-Boza  will explain how a century of redlining, disinvestment, and the War on Drugs wreaked devastation on Black people and paved the way for gentrification in Washington, DC. I will describe the cycles of state abandonment and punishment that have shaped ... Read more

Who Belongs Here? An Oral History of D.C.’s Most Gentrified Neighborhood

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library 901 G St. NW, Washington

Have you ever wondered about how individuals personally experience gentrification in Washington, D.C.? Join the DC Preservation League in-person for an engaging talk about residency, housing, and neighborhood change in one of D.C.'s most gentrified spaces. On January 23rd at 6:00 PM, author Shilpi Malinowski will share highlights from her recent book: "Shaw, LeDroit Park and Bloomingdale in ... Read more