Sunday: "Last House Standing: A Play about the Highway to Nowhere"

Nov. 15

The Highway to Nowhere, a stretch of Route 40 in the city that was meant to extend out to I-70, is both good and bad. It shows the remnants of an urban design plan that displaced thousands in West Baltimore, but its incomplete status shows signs of the community activism that stopped it. As this event shows, that legacy still reverberates in the community today. Playwright Sheila Gaskins (pictured), who recently wrote an open letter to the city's arts scene in our Fall Arts Guide, will read portions of her play about a family living in the west side in 1968 when residents were first forced out of their homes for the construction of the highway. Afterward, a panel with Gaskins, professor Lawrence Brown, author Antero Pietila, and lawyer Dominique Moore will further discuss Baltimore's housing history. RSVP at francoise.brian@gmail.com. 3 p.m., Faith Presbyterian Church, 5400 Loch Raven Blvd., (410) 925-1738, snapbaltimore.org, free. 

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