Washington, DC was home to arguably the most creative and influential punk underground of the 1980s and 1990s. Columbia Heights, Adams Morgan, and Mount Pleasant collectively constituted ground zero in this cultural revolution that gave birth to trailblazing bands like Bad Brains, Minor Threat, Nation of Ulysses, Bikini Kill, and Fugazi, and grassroots movements like straight edge, Positive Force, PMA, emo, and Riot Grrrl. Join DC punk activist/historian Mark Andersen for a neighborhood tour of key sites and events in this globally significant slice of DC history.
Presented by Positive Force DC/We Are Family and led by Mark Andersen.
September 29, 2012 – 2:00pm – 4:30pm
Where to Meet:
Meet outside CVS near Columbia Heights Metro station, 14th and Irving Sts., NW. End at St. Stephen’s Church, 16th and Newton Sts., NW.
Neighborhood: Columbia Heights
Nearest Metro Start: Columbia Heights
Nearest Metro End: Columbia Heights
Fitness: Low, 1.5 miles