The High Cost of Home Rule
In the early 1990s, Washington, DC was gripped by epidemics of drugs, violence and political turmoil that ravaged the city and left it nearly bankrupt. Seeking to restore order and financial solvency, Congress assumed control of district affairs by instituting a Financial Control Board. While the board was reviled for its perceived role in disempowering Washingtonians, and especially those of color, it also ushered in an era of government efficiency and economic prosperity--leaving behind a mixed legacy that we still grapple with today.
What is Humanitini?
Humanitini is an exciting happy hour event where Washington's movers, shakers, and creators come together to think and drink. In honor of D.C.'s 225th anniversary, this year's Humanitini series has celebrated our city's colorful past, so that we can appreciate the present and plan for the future. Join us to engage with your peers, meet your neighbors, and learn from experts about what makes our city a unique place to live and play.
Do you have a great idea for a Humanitini topic? Is your favorite watering-hole an ideal venue? Let us know via Facebook or Twitter, and we'll check it out!
November 3, 2016
Humanitini: The High cost of Home Rule
Busboys and Poets - 5th & K
In the 1990s, Washington, DC began to emerge from the depths of two crippling epidemics: drugs and violence. We’ll explore how the turnaround was engineered, and ask whether or not it came with a price.
Future Events in the Series:
December 1, 2016
Humanitini: No Taxation Without Representation
Busboys and Poets - 14th & V
What does the future hold for DC’s political autonomy, and Congressional representation? We’ll ask a panel of experts approaching the issue from various creative avenues.
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