$10 – $30

On My Mind/In My Heart: The Voices of Women in Public Housing

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Metropolitan Community Church of Washington

474 Ridge Street, NW

Washington, D.C 20001

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Come listen to the powerful personal stories of six women who live in DC public housing. Based on the true stories of the performers, On My Mind/In My Heart will give you a greater appreciation for the people who call public housing home. These stories will be brought to the stage thanks to the talented writing of Caleen Jennings and staging of Director Thembi Duncan, and accompanied by DJ RBI.

Barry Farm public housing residents are fighting against the city’s plans to displace them from their community. Join Justice for Barry Farm, Empower DC, and Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ) DC to learn more about life in public housing and support them in their fight. All proceeds will go to Empower DC to support their work alongside impacted tenants.

Participants include:

  • Linda Brown, Greenleaf Gardens
  • Robin Fields, Arthur Capper
  • Abena Disroe, Hopkins
  • India Fuller, Greenleaf Gardens
  • Rhonda Hamilton, Syphax Gardens
  • Paulette Mathews, Barry Farm

Doors open at 6:30pm
Performance 7:00-8:00pm
"Talk back" with artists 8:00pm ends by 9:00pm

Ticket Cost: $10 - $30+ sliding-scale donation



About the sliding-scale:

Tickets are listed at multiple prices levels to enable attendees to pay according to their ability. All tickets are general admission, first-come first-serve seating.

Please consider paying less on the scale if you:

  • have a lower income
  • are supporting children or have other dependents
  • have significant debt
  • have medical expenses not covered by insurance
  • receive public assistance
  • have immigration-related expenses
  • are an elder with limited financial support
  • are an unpaid community organizer
  • are a returning citizen who has been denied work due to incarceration history

Please consider paying more on the scale if you

  • have a higher income
  • own the home you live in
  • have investments, retirement accounts, or inherited money
  • travel recreationally
  • have access to family money and resources in times of need
  • work part time by choice
  • have a relatively high degree of earning power due to level of education (or gender and racial privilege, class background, etc.)

Scale considerations source: Holly Poole-Kavana, Little Red Bird Botanicals

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