Remembering YoU: Art, History and Gentrification in the Digital Age

Remembering YoU: Art, History and Gentrification in the Digital Age

Date and Time

Nov 9, 2019 5:00 pm

Location

14th & V

2021 14th St NW, Washington, District of Columbia, 20009

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Description:

Busboys and Poets, in partnership with Georgetown University, are proud to take part in Remembering U, a historical archive and data project commemorating the rich history and culture of the U Street Corridor. The Remembering U Project will consist of a community-created digital archive and feature ongoing instruction to community members, particularly senior citizens and students, in order to build and expand the archive in the future. It will also feature an app that will display multiple layers of data  for the U Street Corridor, ideal for tourists and locals alike looking to explore past and present. 

Busboys and Poets will be hosting a series of four discussions on November 9, which comprise:

1) Documenting DC History: featuring Pamela Johnson, President, Educational Foundation of the Women's National Democratic Club; Denise Barnes, Publisher, Washington Informer; Mara Cherkasky, Historian, PrologueDC; Alandro Valdez, Georgetown University and Venus Amadis, Howard University. This discussion will be moderated by Izetta Mobley.

2) Gentrification Around the World: featuring Dr. Varsha Ayyar, Chairperson, Center for Labour Studies, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai; Dr. Katie Wells, Postdoctoral Fellow, Kalmanovitz Initiative for Labor and the Working Poor, Georgetown University; Dr. Derek Hyra, Associate Professor of Public Policy and Administration, American University; and Dr. Haydar Kurban, Professor of Economics, Howard University.

3) Arts and Community: featuring Blair Ruble, co-author of DC Jazz; Dr. Rev. Sandra Butler-Truesdale, co-author of Washington, DC Jazz, Mestre Kojo Johnson, Fundação Internacional de Capoera Angola DC and the first African-American to be recognized as a master of the form in Bahia, Brazil; Abdur Rahim Mhammad, Hung Tao Choi Mei Leadership Institute; and Dr. Natalie Hopkinson, Howard University.

4) History and Archiving in the Digital Age: Ananya Chakravarti, Georgetown University; Tawana Petty, Director of the Data Justice Program for Detroit Community Technology Project; Dr. Lopez Matthews, Digital Production Librarian, Howard University; and Dr. Elizabeth Clark-Lewis, Professor of History, Howard University.

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