Smithsonian’s Anacostia Community Museum
1901 Fort Pl. S.E.
Asantewa Boakyewa, deputy director of the Anacostia Community Museum
Rachel Seidman, exhibition curator
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Women of color have led the environmental justice movement. They are often the ones who notice patterns of disease in their communities, fight to protect their families and neighbors and bear the burden of health disparities. The new exhibition “To Live and Breathe: Women and Environmental Justice in Washington, D.C.” at the Anacostia Community Museum celebrates ordinary women making extraordinary changes.
Through art, photographs and personal belongings of women on the frontlines, the exhibition highlights the efforts of local activists to ensure that all communities are safe and healthy. Putting their insistence on access to clean air, water and land into historical and national context, the exhibition showcases the powerful legacy of women’s environmental justice work in Washington, D.C., and beyond.
The exhibition opens May 19 and closes Jan. 7, 2024.