The Displacement Equation
Guest post By Liane Scott
What do DC’s proposed school closings have to do with the loss of affordable housing in the District of Columbia? Could it have something to do with the fact that many schools are being closed down in neighborhoods that are of interest to for-profit developers? What about the loss of community services like affordable child care? Has the government of the District of Columbia come to the conclusion that running the city is a lot cheaper if they have fewer children to educate, especially if those children have parents who are not so well off?
Come to Empower DC’s Info and Action Summit this Saturday, and explore these questions further. We believe that…
SCHOOL CLOSINGS + LOSS OF AFFORDABLE HOUSING + PUBLIC LAND GIVE-AWAYS = DISPLACEMENT
Help Us Expose DC’s Equation for Displacement
Saturday, February 4th, 2012
11:00 AM – 1:30 PM
@ Empower DC – 1419 V Street, NW
U Street Metro (Green Line) street parking available.
Lunch Provided & Childcare Available
This Saturday, Empower DC will make plans to MAKE OUR DEMANDS KNOWN at Mayor Gray’s ONE City Citizen’s Summit, the following Saturday, February 11th at the Washington Convention Center. The city may not be investing in certain communities because they have plans for those neighborhoods that don’t include the current residents. Let’s let them know that we know what’s up and that we’re not going to stand for it. Please contact Daniel at (202) 234-1991 ext. 104 or Daniel@empowerdc.org to RSVP and request childcare.