May 22, 2019 ; 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Location: Adas Israel Congregation
Honoring Rabbi Aaron Alexander, Jenna Gold, Rabbi Lauren Holtzblatt and Ed Lazere
Featuring Emcee Sara Polon “Soupergirl”
ENVIRONMENTAL GENTRIFICATION: THE CASE OF ANACOSTIA PART 1
April 2, 2019, 6:30-8:30 PM
Foundry United Methodist Church
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The Anacostia River—one of the most polluted rivers in the US for decades—has long been the dividing line of income inequality in DC. In the past few years, the city has invested heavily in cleaning up the river, bringing development to its shores – in fact, the banks of the Anacostia are currently DC’s fastest-growing area. But as housing prices increase, those who have lived along the banks of the river and suffered its environmental effects are being pushed out, just as the river is finally getting clean. Learn about how environmental gentrification and the affordable housing crisis are affecting our neighbors living on the banks of DC’s iconic river. In partnership with AVODAH, Tzedek DC, Operation Understanding DC, and Hazon
ENVIRONMENTAL GENTRIFICATION: THE CASE OF ANACOSTIA PART 2
April 28, 2019, 8:30-11:30 AM
Anacostia Park boat ramp, 1500 Anacostia Drive
Want to learn more about the Anacostia River’s history, wildlife, the environmental threats it faces, and get your hands dirty cleaning it up? Join us for part two of our Anacostia River series for an environmental boat tour and clean-up day with the Anacostia Riverkeeper. Participants will get into waders to haul trash and debris out of the river and then go out on boats for an educational tour. Children must be accompanied by an adult.