City Desk

Swagger-Jacking Critic to Talk Gentrification at Thursday Panel

If you were disappointed that the man who brought the phrase "swagger-jacking" to talk of D.C. development skipped the Busboys & Poets discussion of the issue, then you're in luck.

Stephen A. Crockett Jr., who coined the term last month to describe U Street NW hang-outs like Busboys appropriating black culture, will talk gentrification Thursday at a panel at U Street's Tabaq from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Also on the panel: gentrification chronicler and go-go enthusiast Natalie Hopkinson, HRH Prince of Petworth Dan Silverman, ex-WAMU demographics reporter Elahe Izadi, and author Dianne Dale. The discussion, entitled "Who's a Washingtonian?," is organized by the Humanities Council of Washington D.C.

The talk is the first in a three-part series on gentrification, with a panel on rent on September 20 and a panel on economic development on September 27 (disclosure: the final panel will be moderated by Washington City Paper editor Mike Madden).

Flickr photo by user wallyg via a Creative Commons license.

 

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