Library Event: Panel Dialogue at the Woodridge Neighborhood Library

The Woodridge Neighborhood Library sign.

Around DC, a series of events at neighborhood libraries are beginning in collaboration with the exhibit “A Right to the City” at the Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum.

Dr. Samir Meghelli (Left) and Dr. Joy Kinard (right) discussing the pushback for building the North Central Freeway.

The second event took place at the Woodridge Neighborhood Library. Dr. Samir Meghelli, of the Smithsonian Institution, and Dr. Joy Kinard, author of “The Man, The Movement, The Museum”, opened a dialogue exploring the upcoming “A Right to the City” pop-up exhibitions, the activist history of Brookland, and the history of the founding director of the Anacostia Museum, John Kinard.

Our host was Eric White, Adult Librarian at the Woodridge Neighborhood Library. He introduced the event, and captured the tone of optimistic empowerment by asking about the things that “ordinary people in communities can do to achieve extraordinary results.”

The pop-up exhibit at Woodridge Neighborhood Library will be opening on March 15, 2019. There will be more public events in the near future to share stories from the exhibits — and to gather more from the public. Stay tuned!

Special thanks to Caroline Petti, for her set of tweets. Post written by Hazel Arroyo of American University.