Join us for a night of:
Musical Performances, Speakers, Art and Activism
3rd Exhibition. Zine Launch. Free Food.
Join us for our final event as we dream of an Ivy City Community Center! Learn about this historic fight and build with us into the future!
In collaboration with Empower DC, Friends of Crummell School - Ivy City, People’s University, and the DC Public Library we present, Ivy City Voice: We Read the Future By The Past, at the Northeast Neighborhood Library.
Ivy City Voice: We Read the Future By The Past is a three-part exhibit that explores issues of gentrification and displacement in Washington, D.C. by examining the continuing legacy of Ivy City, in light of its rapidly changing landscape. For decades, Ivy City residents have fought to have an equal say in decision-making processes concerning their community, and for many, the debate surrounding the fate of the long-abandoned Alexander Crummell School defines their struggle. The Crummell School, founded in 1911 and closed in 1977, has long served as a point of pride for the community, boasting generations of alumni who still call Ivy City home. But as the building sits empty and the neighborhood around it develops, the people of Ivy City wonder about the future of Crummell and what it means to pay homage to a treasured past while also building a foundation for days to come.
* Visit the exhibition throughout the month*