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Jay Pitter Windsor Workshop on Anti-Black Racism and Equitable Placemaking

September 30, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

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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

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.

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September 30, 2020
2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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Windsor Law Centre for Cities
Making It Awkward


Online (Zoom)

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