A Right to the City explores the history of neighborhood change in the nation’s capital, and it’s rich history of neighborhood organizing and civic engagement that transformed the city in the face of tremendous odds. With a focus on a diverse range of neighborhoods across the city, the exhibition tells the story of how ordinary Washingtonians have helped shape and reshape their neighborhoods in extraordinary ways: through the fight for quality public education, for healthy and green communities, for equitable transit and equitable development, and for a genuinely democratic approach to city planning.
Dr. Samir Meghelli will lead a guided tour and discussion of the exhibit and Teaching for Change will facilitate an interactive lesson on key activists in D.C. history that can be used in middle and high school students. Lunch and educational resources will be provided to all participants.
To register, email your name, school, grade and subjects taught to MaxwellL@si.edu by April 6.