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Performers to Tell Tales of ‘Anti-Gentrification’ at Black Cat

by Tim Regan — June 7, 2016 at 1:30 pm 0

Former U Street, photo via Facebook : Coup Sauvage and The SnipsLocal storytellers will gather at a music venue on 14th Street next week to speak out against small plates, condos and other symbols of gentrification.

Three performers are scheduled to take the stage at the Black Cat (1811 14th St. NW) Saturday, June 18 after 9 p.m. during an “anti-gentrification” storytelling night planned at the venue.

“Hear true stories about run-ins with urban pioneers, swagger jacking on U Street, long-gone haunts and places we miss, strategies for resisting cultural erasure, and how your condo still won’t protect you,” reads a Facebook event listing. “Leave your small plates at home and get ready to imagine a D.C. with equitable development that benefits everybody.”

Storytellers include X2 Bus blogger Tim Wright, poet and performer Quique Aviles and poet and activist Sage Morgan-Hubbard. Local band Coup Sauvage and the Snips will perform and serve as host during the event.

Tickets are $12.

Photo via Coup Sauvage and the Snips

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