Engaging Change: A Discussion on Anti-Black Racism in the Design and Development Industry - Shared screen with speaker view
Sarah Anthon - ELN
Sungbo Eredo, in Nigeria
Black Plannning Project :)
Sarah - ELN
We will be providing links and resources after this event so keep an eye out for these organizations being mentioned!
If folks would like ideas on what foundations to donate to, do address planning issues. I know some :) Currently I'm also fundraising for a scholarship for Black planning students
That is so true. My starting salary after completing a Masters and with 3yrs experience prior, was very close to minimum wage. It was demeaning and seemed that my prior experience because it was from the Caribbean was not useful in anyway. I proved them wrong within 6months.
Agreed - It’s good to be able to establish a network and know that there are others who look like you in the industry
Thank you all so much for a thoughtful and passionate discussion!
A great organization to partner with, to do planning work that better helps people: https://connectedcommunities.ca/
How do you start the conversation if you are the only black person in the organization?
totally agree with have non-profit/grass-root organizations involve in the planning/design process in the initial stage to engage and make sure that community/neighbourhoods are getting what the need and not what is assume is needed.
Thank you Camille. Its good that Gensler had conversations about the 5 nooses across the 4 construction sites in Toronto. Some community members are doing the work "at the side of the desk" to keep pressure on the organizations involved with the sites where these serious incidents took place. This is too serious an issue to allow to be swept under the rug.