DC: Tales of Two Cities – Summer 2019
Join us at Cleveland Park Congregational UCC to explore issues of gentrification and diversity in Washington DC, through three documentaries filmed here in the District:
June 26, 7 pm: What Happened 2 Chocolate City? explores DC’s hyper-gentrification through a retrospective lens, highlighting the effects of the 1968 riots, War on Drugs, mass incarceration, and the current economic barriers affecting Black Washingtonians. More information here.
July 24, 7 pm: Fly by Light examines what happens when a group of DC teens go to West Virginia for a peace education program. Their lives are changed dramatically, but how will this experience affect their lives upon returning home? More information here.
August 28, 7 pm: Dog Parks & Coffee Shops looks at diversity-seeking, community, and consumption in three DC neighborhoods undergoing urban revitalization: U Street, Columbia Heights and Petworth. More information here.
Each evening includes a discussion with the filmmakers and representatives of organizations working on issues addressed by that night’s documentary.
Admission is free, with donations gratefully accepted for Empower DC (June 26), One Common Unity (July 24), and Washington Interfaith Network (August 28).
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