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.
This is the first part of a two-part series. We hope you will also consider attending Part 2 when we will be doing a clean-up of the northern part of the Anacostia River.
We request a $12 registration fee to help cover the costs of the program. If this is in any way a hardship please email Sonya.
In partnership with Avodah: The Jewish Service Corps, Tzedek DC, Operation Understanding DC, Jews United for Justice, and the Capital Jewish Museum.