Workshop on Environmental Gentrification: The Case of Anacostia

The overlap of environmental restoration and equitable development is at the core of APACC’s shared work. If you are interested in learning more about these issues from new perspectives, several Jewish organizations are planning a workshop entitled “Environmental Gentrification: The Case of Anacostia” on April 2 from 6:30-8:30pm.

A vegetarian dinner will be served - see the event description and link below.

Environmental Gentrification: The Case of Anacostia

Apr 2 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

“The Anacostia River—one of the most polluted rivers in the US for decades—has long been the dividing line of income inequality in DC. In the past few years, the city has invested heavily in cleaning up the river, bringing development to its shores – in fact, the banks of the Anacostia are currently DC’s fastest-growing area. But as housing prices increase, those who have lived along the banks of the river and suffered its environmental effects are being pushed out, just as the river is finally getting clean. Learn about how environmental gentrification and the affordable housing crisis are affecting our neighbors living on the banks of DC’s iconic river.”

A vegetarian dinner will be served.

Hosted by EDCJCC in partnership with Avodah: The Jewish Service Corps, Tzedek DC, Operation Understanding DC, Jews United for Justice, and the Capital Jewish Museum. EDCJCC requests a $12 registration fee to help cover the costs of the program. If this is in any way a hardship please email Sonya.