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Don't Mute DC — A Call to Action Conference

  • Busboys and Poets 2004 Martin Luther King Junior Avenue Southeast Washington, DC, 20020 United States (map)



This Spring, DC residents and musicians rallied with Don’t Mute DC to reverse tens of millions of dollars in cuts to health care, education, jobs programs and schools.

Looking ahead, as gentrification continues to lift DC revenues, what is possible if we play offense? What happens if we bring the same energy and voices to shape the future direction of our city in the next legislative/budget cycle? Can we push back against displacement? Can we invest in cultural preservation and education? Can we get closer to racial equity, improve our health, and increase the peace among old and new neighbors, and on the street?

The event will take place at four locations within walking distance in Anacostia: Busboys & Poets, Check It Enterprises, Mapleview Flats and the Anacostia Arts Center

Planned workshops include: Making Go-Go ‘Official’ and Setting Priorities, How ‘Whiteness’ Mutes DC Culture and Shapes Policy, A Master Plan to Stop Displacement, Mapping Racial Inequality in Schools, Youth Leadership Forum, and more.