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Historic Preservation as a Social Justice Imperative
Wednesday, May 22 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Heritage conservation is a critical component in understanding and fostering appreciation of our past and in supporting our communities in the present day. This panel discussion will consider the role of historic preservation in the broader context of civil rights and social justice, how we can increase equity in historic preservation, how we can engage our communities in historic preservation to save our neighborhoods, and current challenges to inclusion in preservation policy, education, and recruitment at local and national levels.
As always, Library events are opened to the public and free to attend!
Panel discussion will be led by:
Sarah Zenaida Gould, Ph.D.
Director, Museo del Westside a project of the Esperanza Peace & Justice Center, Co-Chair, Latin@s in Heritage Conservation, & member, Westside Preservation Alliance
Graciela I. Sanchez
Executive Director, Esperanza Peace & Justice Center & member, Westside Preservation Alliance
Fred L. McGhee, Ph.D.
President, Montopolis Community Development Corporation