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Film Screening: Go-Go City: Displacement & Protest In Washington, DC
February 2 , 3:00 pm EST – 5:00 pm EST
Please join the National Community Reinvestment Coalition’s (NCRC) Just Economy Club, in partnership with The Bertelsmann Foundation, on February 2, from 3 to 5 pm ET for a film screening of the documentary: Go – Go City: Displacement & Protest in Washington, DC.
For decades, Washington, DC, has been a beacon for Black culture and community. Now, however, a wave of economic and cultural gentrification occurring at breakneck speed threatens to erase this history.
Go-Go City: Displacement & Protest in Washington, DC, a documentary film by Samuel George of the Bertelsmann Foundation, dives into this rich and colorful tapestry and the forces behind the gentrification that stand to mute it. The film interweaves scenes of protest as displaced communities take to the streets to rally around the city’s beloved Go-Go music.
The film screening will include a short reception to open the event and a panel discussion to close it out. Panelists are:
- Ibijoke Akinbowale, Director of Community Impact, NCRC
- Jason Richardson, Senior Director of Research, NCRC
- Sam George, Producer, Bertelsmann Foundation
- Justin “Yaddiya” Johnson, Community Leader, Long Live GoGo