Equity Talks: Preserving Presence kicked off the series with a panel discussion focused on discussing the importance of centering blackness and identity in the revitalization and conceptualization of black communities and spaces centering the importance of representation and cultural competence of selected significant projects in our neighborhoods and communities.
Our Panel, moderated by Collaborative Executive Director Tya Winn, included:
Equity Talks: Community, Agency, and Resilience is the second public conversation in the series. We were joined by five of Philadelphia's Asian American community leaders, organizers, and scholars as they discuss the impact of planning and design on their various AAPI communities and the continuous work of cultural preservation to combat displacement. Hear how their communities' interests, challenges and contrasting histories have been further affected by the pandemic, recent racial uprisings, and concerning increase in anti-Asian violence.
Panel, Moderated by Sarah Yeung, Founder- Sojourner Consulting included: