Join Rock Creek Park, Rock Creek Conservancy, LINK Strategic Partners, and the Friends of Peirce Mill for a virtual discussion about the history of race in Washington, DC with Chocolate City co-author Chris Myers Asch. Tracing D.C.’s massive transformations — from a sparsely inhabited plantation society into a diverse metropolis, from a center of the slave trade to the nation’s first black-majority city, from “Chocolate City” to “Latte City.” Asch will offer an engaging narrative peppered with unforgettable characters, a history of deep racial division but also one of hope, resilience, and interracial cooperation.
The talk (moderated interview) will be followed by small group facilitated discussions of how our experiences today have been shaped by the past.
This event is part of a series of programs that will help to explore the topic of race and create a space for sustained dialogue in which we can wrestle with the legacy of Rock Creek Park as a dividing line between communities in our city.
Reading the book is encouraged but not required to learn from the program. A link to the virtual meeting space will be sent to all registered participants before the event.
REGISTER HERE – August 6 at 5pm ET