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Gentrification as Public Policy: BIDS, Development, and Displacement in Washington D.C.
February 17th, 2021 @ 6:30 PM - 8:30 PMFree
Join community advocates and researchers for this second event looking at the impact of BIDs, specifically, the North of Massachuseets Avenue (NOMA) BID and its impact on gentrification, displacement, and people experiencing homelessness in the area. As BIDs continue to present themselves as neighborly and placemaking entities, through projects like Lightweave, a $2 million light display underneath an underpass in the area, we will explore how and why BIDs came to be, how BID-centered policy drives systemic racism and displacement, from the people working on the ground every day. The ultimate goal of this series is bring about some policy changes, and we will be looking to those in attendance for ideas and suggestions.