How do we talk about gun violence when it's not in the form of a mass shooting? We held a student town hall to discuss how local kids deal with the threat of violence locally, and how adults can respond.
As development, gentrification and professional opportunities reconfigure D.C., new neighbors move in, bringing new backgrounds, politics, philosophies and traditions. These differences create a uniquely diverse region, but can also lead to neighborly misunderstandings, where seemingly small disagreements can become multi-year, community-dividing feuds that spill over our attached townhouses and backyards. A play currently showing at Arena Stage, “Native Gardens,” was inspired by such disputes- it tells the story of neighbors who go to war over where their property lines end. Kojo explores the tension that can develop among neighbors in places where change is afoot and what it means to be a good neighbor in an evolving city.
- Greta Fuller Advisory Neighborhood Commissioner, Anacostia (8A); @Greta4Ward8
- Bryan Weaver Former Advisory Neighborhood Commissioner, Adams Morgan
- Karen Zacarias Playwright, Native Gardens (September 15-October 22, 2017, Arena Stage); @KarenZacarias6
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