This virtual workshop is a follow-up to Jay Pitter’s 22 September public keynote “The City’s Broken Promise”.
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. In acknowledging that anti-Blackness occurs across all public spaces, the goal for the workshop is the creation of a high-level collective terms of reference for moving forward with dismantling anti-Black racism in the public realm, and a guide for future work in planning safe, equitable and joyful spaces for everyone.
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. Learn more about Ms Pitter’s previous work at jaypitter.com.
This event is brought to you by the Windsor Law Centre for Cities and Making It Awkward: Challenging Anti-Black Racism.
Update: please see a blog post reflecting on the key messages from this event, written by Windsor Law Centre for Cities’ student Research Associate Princess Doe, here.