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Nov 15th, 2017
Banned in DC Slideshow, Talk and Book Signing

Please join us for a and slideshow with Cynthia Connolly, publisher and contributing photographer of Banned in D.C.

Released in 1988, Banned in D.C. (co-authored by Cynthia Connolly, Leslie Clague and Sharon Cheslow) is one of the first of its’ kind, illustrating and documenting the now legendary punk scene of Washington D.C. with hundreds of photos and flyers and stories about the bands, the venues and the people who populated the shows. This particular scene embodied a spirit of DIY that has come to be synonymous with punk, and it has continued to be an influence on many regional punk scenes around the world.

For this talk, Cynthia will share her stories and images, some from the book and additional images of ephemera and photos in a quick paced slide show that will tell the story of growing up in Los Angeles where she discovered both art and underground punk music as her calling, and how she got involved in the “scene”. The story unfolds in 1981, with a relocation to Washington, DC where we get to learn more of her involvement with a very small group of kids who contributed and created a world-wide inspirational music movement like no other.

Nearly 30 years later there is still a demand for Banned in D.C., and Cynthia has produced a seventh edition with an 8 page afterword added, which will be available for $25 at the event. Also for sale is a special signed limited edition letterpressed postcard pack. For more info see

Image on book cover by Jay Rabinowitz.