Adams Morgan: Neighborhood Justice as a Spiritual Practice
It’s no accident that Adams Morgan, Mount Pleasant and Columbia Heights look very different than Georgetown. All are invited to come learn how historic organizing and activism around banking and housing empowerment for low income people of color by visionary leaders in the 1970s were a key part of encouraging these multicultural neighborhoods, and consider what these efforts can teach us about present-day efforts for economic, housing, and health justice.
The program features clips from the oral history project and forthcoming documentary produced by community psychotherapist, organizer, and filmmaker Kristin Adair and All Souls member Vikram Surya Chiruvolu. It will be followed by in-person discussion with former DC Councilmember Dr. Frank Smith, former Adams Morgan Organization Executive Director John Jones, attorney and policy expert Jim Vitarello, photographer, attorney, activist Nancy Shia, and farmer activist Mike Tabor.
Hosted by All Souls Unitarian Church, whose Housing ministry has been active in the community since the 1970s, the conversation will be underpinned by an exploration of the concept of neighborhood justice as a spiritual developmental practice.
We are looking forward to bringing together members of the All Souls community and the neighborhood for this important conversation about the past, present, and future!
This event will be held in the All Souls Sanctuary on January 22, 2023 beginning at 1:30pm.