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Equity Talks: Preserving Presence

March 22, 2021 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Organizer: Community Design Collaborative

Where: Virtual

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Centering on equity, The Collaborative is hosting the first of four talks across 2021 focusing on topics that intersect race with design and development.

Equity Talks: Preserving Presence will kick off this 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, includes:

  • Brent Leggs, Executive Director of the African American Cultural Heritage Fund
  • Reverend Mark Tyler, Pastor- Mother Bethel A.M.E.
  • Germane Barnes– architectural designer and artist at Studio Barnes being featured in MOMA exhibit
  • Pascale Sablan, FAIA – 2021 Whitney M. Young Jr. Award winner and founder of Beyond the Built
  • Emanuel Kelly, FAIA- Founding Principal, Kelly Maiello Architects


Friday October 7th

Philly Night Out at the African American Museum in Philadelphia

Wednesday October 19th

Black and Brown Students in Tech

Thursday November 3rd