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No other museum in the Smithsonian’s catalog speaks to the historical legacy of life in D.C. as much as its Anacostia outpost, and its most recent exhibition continues that tradition. A Right to the City fixes its gaze on the neighborhoods of Anacostia, Shaw, Adams Morgan, Brookland, Southwest, and Chinatown from a community organizing perspective. Curators document the history of transformation, displacement, and even white flight, presenting how these migrations, whether forced, coerced, or voluntary, helped shape the District as it stands today. Residents of the city old and new will find an exhibition chronicling the triumphs and successes of community-led movements by diverse pockets of the city fighting against some of the same inequities faced today in education, transit, and development. The Anacostia Community Museum, tucked away on a leafy hilltop, recently celebrated its 50th year, and A Right to the City is a must visit for anyone looking to understand the impact of everyday people in the communities we call home. Read more>>> The exhibition is on view to April 20, 2020 at the Anacostia Community Museum, 1901 Fort Place SE. Free. (202) 633-4820. anacostia.si.edu. (Hamzat Sani)
OH AND ALSO
Author Michael Pollan stops by Sixth & I Historic Synagogue to discuss his latest work, How to Change Your Mind: What the New Science of Psychedelics Teaches Us About Consciousness, Dying, Addiction, Depression, and Transcendence, an investigation of psychedelic drugs and what they reveal about humanity. 7 p.m. at 600 I St. NW. $33.
Acclaimed jazz vocalist Nicole Henry performs at Blues Alley. 8 and 10 p.m. at 1073 Wisconsin Ave. NW. $25.
To Future Women, an interactive exhibition that invites its audience to write letters to women 20 years in the future, ends its run at the Anacostia Arts Center. 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at 1231 Good Hope Road SE. Free.
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