Innovative Praxis: Abolition Planning & Afrofuturism

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Activism, Social justice, Anti-racism, Racial justice


Public Roundtable event hosted by Pratt Institute's Graduate Center for Planning & the Environment | May 4, 2021

This event features visionary practitioners from across the United States, including:

Ash-Lee Woodard Henderson, Co-Executive Director of the Highlander Research & Education Center in New Market, TN, member of multiple leadership teams in the Movement for Black Lives (M4BL), and contributor to the Vision for Black Lives and the BREATHE Act.

Free Bangura, Founder and CEO of Untold RVA, Chair of Richmond's History and Culture Commission,Co-Chair of BLK RVA.

Sherri Franklin, CEO of the Urban Design Center in Los Angeles and planning consultant working in Leimert Park and South LA/, including the Crenshaw Mall solidarity economy project.

Terry Scott, Creative Producer with Leimert Park, Inc. in South Los Angeles.

Roland Wiley, Founder and Principal of RAW International Inc in Los Angeles, an architect leading initiatives connected to Crenshaw/LAX Transit Project, Destination Crenshaw, and other projects in the Leimert Park and Baldwin Hills neighborhoods.

jazsalyn, Creative Director of @blackbeyond_

Dr. Lisa Bates, Associate Professor of Urban Planning at Portland State University, member of the Urban Displacement Project, and co-founder of This is a Black Spatial Imaginary!

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