DIY arts spaces are community gathering places where people make and enjoy art and music in a non-traditional setting, oftentimes a home or a warehouse space. Despite the high rents in our region, the scene is thriving.
The journalist Charnice Milton was killed two years ago by crossfire from a drive-by shooting in Southeast Washington. Now community advocates in the area are opening a bookstore to honor her memory, promote literacy and address book deserts in neighborhoods East of the Anacostia River.
- Kymone Freeman Co-Founder, We Act Radio; Contributor "Anacostia Unmapped" @weactradio
- John Muller Writer for Capital Community News and contributor to Greater Greater Washington; author, "Mark Twain in Washington, D.C.: The Adventures of a Capital Correspondent"; associate librarian, Washingtoniana Division at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library
- Leslie Jennings Maldonado Reading Teacher at Democracy Prep Congress Heights, Creator of DC Bookapalooza
Airline Sets Up Free Book Vending Machines In Southeast D.C.
You've probably heard the term 'food desert' - it's used to describe areas, typically urban, where it's difficult to access quality, affordable food - but some areas are 'book deserts' too. These are neighborhoods where kids may have access to libraries but lack the resources required for building a home library of their own.
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