2024 Summit Tours

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On Day 2 of the Equity Summit, attendees will have the opportunity to experience real-world examples of on-the-ground efforts to advance equitable development. Every attendee will be assigned one of the tour options listed below, based on their preference. Already registered? Look for details on how to select tours in your inbox.

Anacostia/11th Street Bridge Park

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Anacostia Arts Center photo.

What will I see and learn about? In this special combined tour, one tour group will start with Scott Kratz, the Director of the 11th Street Bridge Park project at the Capitol One Cafe in the heart of the Anacostia Neighborhood while the other group will begin with Kristina Noell, the Executive Director of the Anacostia BID at the Anacostia Arts Center. Scott will cover the ins and outs of the 11th Street Bridge Park project while Kristina will cover the in-depth history of the Anacostia neighborhood. The groups will switch after 45 minutes at the Capitol One Cafe.

How will I get there? Both groups will board one of the tour buses outside of MLK Library. An SGA representative will be located outside of the library entrance to help you find your bus. Stick around after the tour ends to check out some local businesses or walk along the Anacostia Riverwalk.

Capitol Riverfront BID

Two people pause to read a menu outside of a Capitol Riverfront restaurant
Instagram photo by Sam Kittner

What will I see and learn about? Hear about a neighborhood’s transition from a massive investment in economic development to a focus on the softer side of planning, supporting place making, branding, and community engagement. Learn about the Capitol Riverfront’s past as a major industrial area and how they’re forging a new path ahead.

How will I get there? An SGA rep will guide you as you hop on one of the provided charter buses outside of MLK Library. The bus will take you straight to the Capitol Riverfront BID offices.


DowntownDC BID

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Image provided by DowntownDC BID.

What will I see and learn about? The DowntownDC BID was the first and largest BID to be established in DC. The boundaries span 140 blocks, encompasses 528 properties and is a collection of neighborhoods. Learn about Franklin Park, a $20+ million dollar project and first of its kind partnership with the National Park Service, the Downtown Day Services Center, a single point of access drop-in center for individuals experiencing homelessness, and how their partnership with the city to reimagine downtown DC.

How will I get there? Attendees can walk from MLK Library to DowntownDC BID offices. The walk is about half a mile (approximately 13 minutes) and is relatively flat with wide sidewalks.

The Eden Center with the Viet Place Collective

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Eden Center photo

What will I see and learn about? Learn about Eden Center’s history and role as a community hub for food and culture as well as a tourist destination. Hear from the Viet Place Collective who organized Vietnamese-speaking business owners to advocate for the inclusion of culturally specific anti-displacement initiatives in government plans for area development.

How will I get there? Take a ride on one of the provided tour buses into Falls Church, Virginia, just outside of DC. An SGA representative will be located at the library entrance to help you find your bus. There will be some walking on this tour, but attendees will mostly be visiting businesses in the Center and hearing from local owners and residents.


Vision Zero with Howard University and the Washington Area Bicyclists Association

Close-up image of the Washington Area Bicylist Association flag
Flickr photo by Randall Myers

What will I see and learn about? Hear from representatives of the Washington Area Bicyclists Association (WABA) about their safe streets and Vision Zero campaigns. Learn about how they’re working with multiple stakeholders, including Howard University and the District Department of Transportation (DDOT), to make one of the most dangerous streets in DC safer for all users.

How will I get there? Take the Green Line on the Metro from the Gallery Place / Chinatown station to the Shaw / Howard University stop. The trip should take about 5 minutes on the Metro, and the tour will be about 1 mile in length, ending back at the Shaw / Howard University Metro station. A Metro card will be necessary for this tour.

Graphic with the Equity Summit Schedule: The Lineup Wednesday, March 27, 2 p.m. – 5 p.m. 2:00 p.m. Welcome & keynote Keynote Speaker: April De Simone 2:50 p.m. Mainstage panel: Moving within this moment: Strategies for overcoming structural barriers 4:00 p.m. Discussion groups, workshops, informal Networking 5:00 p.m. Day 1 concludes 5:30 p.m. Event happy hour Thursday, March 28, 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. 9:00 a.m. Welcome and keynote Day 2 Keynote: Charles Brown 9:50 a.m. Mainstage panel Building momentum: Lessons from frontline advocates & government leaders 10:50 a.m. Concurrent panels 1a: Cultural organizing as reclamation and resistance 12:00 p.m. Lunch 1:00 p.m. Concurrent panels a: Harnessing data and lived experiences for safe streets b: The racial wealth gap and inclusive wealth building c: Equitable infrastructure to bridge divides 1:50 p.m. Closing remarks 2:25 p.m. Off-site tours begin 4:30 p.m. Tours end Stay tuned for more programming updates in the coming days.