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Jay Pitter Keynote: The City’s Broken Promise – Confronting anti-Black racism across Canadian urban landscapes

September 22, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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Jay Pitter, MES, is an award-winning placemaker and author whose practice mitigates growing divides in cities across North America. She also shapes urgent city-building conversations through media and academic platforms. Jay has been named the John Bousfield Distinguished Visitor in Planning by the University of Toronto. She is the co-editor of Subdivided: City-Building in an Age of Hyper-Diversity. Her forthcoming books, Black Public Joy and Where We Live, will be published by McClelland & Stewart, Penguin Random House Canada.

This event is brought to you by the Windsor Law Centre for Cities, the University of Windsor Humanities Research Group (HRG), and Making It Awkward: Challenging Anti-Black Racism.

The event will be moderated by Dr. Camisha Sibblis of the School of Social Work, University of Windsor.

The generous financial support of the City of Windsor through Councillor Fabio Costante’s Ward 2 funds, and of the Windsor Essex County Environment Committee (WECEC) is gratefully acknowledged, as is the support of the Canadian Urban Institute (CUI).

A follow-up workshop, led by Jay Pitter and sponsored by MIA and the Centre for Cities, will be held on Wednesday 30 September from 2-4:30 pm. The workshop is open to Windsor-based Black community builders and their allies/accomplices interested in learning equity-based placemaking principles and strategies for engaging with the municipality. More information and registration for the workshop is available here.

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September 22, 2020
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Windsor Law Centre for Cities
Humanities Research Group
Making It Awkward

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