Friday, June 17, 2011

The Gentrification of Chocolate City

On Thursday June 23rd, Ms V will on a panel discussing "The Gentrification of Chocolate City - Reality vs Perception". Here's the info from Thursday Network of the Greater Washington Urban League.

Gentrification. Defined as "a process by which middle-class people take up residence in a traditionally working-class area of a city, changing the character of the area", it takes on additional significance in our great city of Washington DC. Socioeconomic, racial, and political lines are drawn over the changes to this city and our collective future as residents of the region.

Join Thursday Network for our June General Body Meeting: "The Gentrification of Chocolate City - Reality vs Perception" on Thursday, June 23rd at the National Public Radio Building.

Come find out what Gentrification actually is, gain information about revitalization and renewal efforts in DC, and discuss the future of our city. Our speakers include Veronica Davis, a Partner at Nspiregreen, LLC and contributor to the Greater Greater Washington website; and Jalal "Jay" Greene, Vice President for The Community Builders, Inc. - the nation's largest nonprofit urban housing development firm - and former Director of the DC Department of Housing and Community Development.


What: The Gentrification of Chocolate City - Reality vs Perception
Thursday Network June General Body Meeting

Date: Thursday June 23, 2011

Time: 6:45 PM

Where: National Public Radio Building
635 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20001

Closest MetroRail Station: Gallery Place - Chinatown (Red, Yellow and Green lines)

Parking: FREE - enter the garage from Massachusetts Avenue

For more information contact Hakimu Davidson, Personal & Professional Development Chairperson, at ppd@thursdaynetwork.org

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