On behalf of the Urban and Regional Planning and Design (URPD) Doctoral Student Committee at the University of Maryland, School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, we would like to invite you for our Spring 2021 Speaker Series titled:
We the People: Reframing Social + Spatial Justice
In the first year of a new decade, 2020 forced many Americans to restrict how we socialize and gather, to stand in solidarity against racial injustice, and to imagine change for the future. The global pandemic, Black Lives Matter Movement, and Presidential Election reveal a pivotal time for our society and culture here in the United States, asking the question: Who are We the People? This speaker series hopes to explore how these events will reframe social and spatial justice ideologies and practice for architects, urban planners, preservationists, real estate developers, and academics.
Our last speaker of the series is Dr. Mindy Fullilove. She is a social psychiatrist who explores the ties between environment and mental health. With her colleagues at the Cities Research Group and the University of Orange, Mindy explores the consequences of social fracture for our society and our health and seeks ways to reconnect the broken parts. Prior to joining the New School full-time in 2016, Mindy taught at Columbia University and was a lecturer at Parsons.