The Washington, DC Latrobe Chapter of the Society of Architectural Historians will be hosting a two-day symposium on the topic of Race, Ethnicity, and Architecture in the Nation’s Capital, April 18-19, 2020 at the Catholic University School of Architecture and Planning. The keynote lecture will be delivered by Dr. Amber Wiley of Rutgers University, a scholar of DC architectural history and historic preservation activist. Sessions will cover topics like community-directed scholarship and activism in Lakeland, MD, historic preservation, urban renewal and gentrification, and placemaking; paper topics include religious architecture history, the changing demographics of Chinatown, architectural survey in Alexandria, VA, public housing on Capitol Hill, and preservation in College Park, among others. The symposium also highlights the interconnected histories of the national capital metropolitan area, examining developments in Northern Virginia and Maryland, alongside those in the District of Columbia. Two optional tours led by Sarah Jane Shoenfeld and Mara Cherkasky of Prologue DC will illuminate histories of covenants in Bloomingdale and rowhouses and mansions in Dupont Circle. Registration is now live here.