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Displacement Capital


Inspired by multiethnic, multiracial, intersectional activism of the Poor People’s Campaign in 1968, which brought over 50,000 protesters to D.C. to demand an end to poverty, librarians and artists at the DC Public Library have created a portfolio of prints exploring the urgent issues of 1968 and 2018 from a local perspective.


A montage of black and white high-rise buildings, stacks of coins, burning dollar bills sits behind a giant wrecking ball that is set to destroy a two-story house which is “FOR SALE”. The foreground features a homeless, or houseless, person in a tent who holds up a HELP sign. Above, the script states: “Displacement Capital.” A bright blue to pink rainbow roll gradient colors the background.

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