Recent Announcements

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Spring 2018

Wednesday, March 7th

Annual Spring Lecture "Race, History, and Higher Education: When Blackness Comes to Campus"
Jonathan Holloway, Provost, Northwestern University
Location and Time: AU's School of International Service, Founders Room
4:00 pm to 5:00 pm (reception to follow)

Wednesday, April 4th

Book Launch "Carving Out the Commons: Tenant Organizing and Housing Cooperative in Washington DC"
Amanda Huron, Assistant Professor, University of the District of Columbia
Location and Time: AU's Museum, Katzen Arts Center
4:00 pm to 5:00 pm (reception to follow)

Thursday, April 12th

Symposium "Bottom-Up Politics"
Professor Clarence Stone, Professor Philip Thompson, Judge Philip Croom (and others)
Location and Time: Woodrow Wilson Center
3:00 pm to 5:00 pm (reception to follow)

Fall 2017

Thursday, October 26th

Steve Moore, Executive Director, DC's Southwest BID
Location and Time: AU's Kerwin Hall, Room 103
5:30 pm to 6:30 pm

Wednesday, November 1st

Gregory Squires, Professor, George Washington University
Location and Time: AU's Kogod School of Business, Room T62
4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Thursday, November 9th

Chris Myers Asch and George Derek Musgrove, Authors, Chocolate City
Location and Time: AU's Mary Graydon Center, Butler Board Room
9:30 am to 11:30 am (breakfast provided)

Thursday, November 9th

Scott Kratz, Director, DC's 11th Street Bridge Park
Location and Time: AU's Kerwin Hall, Room 103
5:30 pm to 6:30 pm

Addressing Displacement Grant

In December 2017, MPC was awarded a grant from the Annie E. Casey Foundation to develop a seminar titled "Advancing Strategies to Address Displacement." The new seminar aims to inform Foundation staff about promising practices to mitigate different types of displacement that often occur in low-income neighborhoods experiencing rising household income levels, educational levels, and real estate prices. The seminar will focus on strategies to facilitate equitable development that minimizes displacement and maximizes redevelopment benefits for low-income people. As gentrification becomes increasingly pervasive in American cities, research and practical strategies to promote equitable development are critical. MPC looks forward to working with the Annie E. Casey Foundation to minimize displacement consequences in gentrifying communities across the country.