March 4, 2019

Kojo Roadshow: How Gentrification Affects The Arts In D.C.

By Margaret Barthel

The arts have a complicated relationship with gentrification in D.C. Artists and arts organizations can make neighborhoods more attractive to development — but are often displaced as rents rise and neighborhoods take on new identities. Is it possible to create sustainable space for the arts as neighborhoods change? And what is the role of arts organizations in telling the stories of communities facing gentrification?

Join Kojo Nnamdi and a group of artists, community leaders, and developers to explore creative space-making and the role of artists and arts organizations within a rapidly changing region. Register here.

The evening features special performances by Step Afrika!, a local dance company that tours nationally and internationally, and Batalá Washington, an Afro-Brazilian all female percussion band.

This event is part of a series marking The Kojo Nnamdi Show’s 20th anniversary. Learn more about the Kojo 20 event series here.

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Doors open at 6:00 p.m. | Recording will begin promptly at 6:30 p.m.
An edited recording of the event will air on WAMU 88.5 FM later in the week.

The Mead Center for American Theater, Arena Stage
Kreeger Theater
1101 6th St SW, Washington, DC 20024; access transportation and parking here.

Please Note: Seating is limited. Registration strongly recommended — we do welcome walk-ins but cannot guarantee a seat.

Questions? Contact us on social media @kojoshow or email: mbarthel@wamu.org.

WAMU thanks Chase for their support of Kojo 20.

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