Can the Work of Preserving the Past Bring Communities Together in the Present?

dcchplogowhiteHere’s a FREE program that I think many in the community might enjoy. I know I will as I’ve been invited to participate on the panel.

On Thursday Tuesday, June 25, from 6:30-8:30pm, the Humanities Council of Washington, DC, has organized  a program that will examine the question: “Can the Work of Preserving the Past Bring Communities Together in the Present?” with a panel of experts at the 2013 DC Community Heritage Project Symposium. This year’s program will be held at Room and Board DC, 1840 14th Street.

 The Symposium is FREE (register here), open to the public, and includes light refreshments. The full description is below:

Washington, DC is a changing city with a rapidly growing population. The high cost of living, residential displacement, and the impersonal nature of day-to-day life this change and growth has caused all add to a growing rift between longtime residents, and recent arrivals. This year’s DC Community Heritage Project symposium will ask community historians, local government officials and real estate development professionals how history and historic preservation can build a sense of community between these and other groups in the city.

Joining us will be Michael Marshall, Principal, Marshall Moya Designs; Rosalynn Hughey, Deputy Director, Citywide and Neighborhood Planning for the DC Office of Planning; Kent Boese, ANC Commissioner and Project Director, Park View Walking Tour; Bernadine Okoro, Film Producer, Preserving Trinidad Documentary; Graylin Presbury, Fairlawn Civic Association President and Project Director, Fairlawn Community History Brochure. This panel will be moderated by Jane Freundel Levey, Director of Heritage and Community Programs, Cultural Tourism DC.

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One Comment on “Can the Work of Preserving the Past Bring Communities Together in the Present?”


  1. […] a program I’m participating in tonight that might be of interest (and which I’ve previously posted about) — a panel discussion about the role of preserving history in maintaining community ties. All […]


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