Date: Monday, March 22, 2021, 12:00 - 1:15pm EST
Next Monday, March 22, 2021, York University and Canadian Urban Institute will celebrate the launch of award-winning placemaker, author, and CUI Senior Fellow Jay Pitter’s new work, "Engaging Black People and Power". Spurred by the public execution of George Floyd and drawing on the seminal scholarship and ancestral example of W.E.B. Du Bois, this important new resource highlights engagement practice and policy approaches for addressing spatialized anti-Blackness in cities across North America. Produced in collaboration with students and scholars in York University’s Faculty of Environmental and Urban Change, “Engaging Black People and Power” features 10 compelling case studies, policy expert roundtable discussion highlights, practical templates and recommendations together in an essential resource for addressing spatialized anti-Blackness in cities.
Join Jay Pitter & Special Guests, March 22
Dignitary Opening Remarks
Adam Vaughan, Member of Parliament
Fireside chat: Jay Pitter and Anthony Taylor
Minneapolis-based Metropolitan Parks and Open Space commissioner and cycling advocate who has led numerous placemaking projects in his community, including the site where George Floyd was murdered.
Living Legacy Tribute to Mitchell Silver
New York City Parks Department commissioner and award-winning urban planner who is a beloved urbanism leader and advocate for equitable urbanism.
Moment of Silence for Darryl Gaston
Charlotte-based Black pastor and urbanist featured in the publication who recently passed away.
Musical Interlude by Sam Carter-Shamai
Engaging Black People and Power Playlist curated by this Toronto-based urban planner and music enthusiast.
Don’t miss these important conversations and this powerful resource for urbanists, community organizations, scholars, students and policy experts, with insights that will transform recent and long-standing conversations toward action.