What makes public spaces just? Join us at PhillyCAM for a talk & interactive workshop led by advisors to the Just Spaces initiative:
Erica D. Atwood comes with a disclaimer: she tells the truth from a place of love. Mentor, coach, people lover, problem solver and troublemaker—centers her work around this principle. Her proof is in her partnerships, which range from the boutique grassroots non-profit to mayor’s offices, national foundations to community organizations. Her imprint can be found in a history of engagements and initiatives that include the arts, racial and social justice, community revitalization and youth leadership. Erica has two decades of experience in communications, project management, community outreach, policy-making, and advocacy. She is an experienced public speaker, trained mediator, and an innovative facilitator. Erica engages everyone in her own village of clients and friends from a profound place of truth, told from a place of love.
Veronica O. Davis, PE, has experience in both urban planning and civil engineering. She is a transportation guru who uses her knowledge to spark progressive social change. As Co-owner and Principal of Nspiregreen, she is also responsible for the management of the major urban planning functions such as transportation planning, policy development, master planning, sustainability analysis, and long range planning. In July 2012, Veronica was recognized as a Champion of Change by the White House for her professional accomplishments and community advocacy, which includes co-founding Black Women Bike DC to increase the number of Black women and girls biking for fun, health, wellness, and transportation.
Andrew Stober joined the University City District (UCD) in January of 2016 after more than six years for the City of Philadelphia. As Vice President for Planning and Economic Development, Andrew oversees a portfolio that includes public space development and management, the Green City Works landscaping social enterprise, the UCD Transportation Management Association, and supporting neighborhood development. With support from the Knight Foundation Andrew is spearheading the Just Space initiative at UCD to advance social justice in the public spaces UCD manages and influences.
Free & open to the public. Limited seating. RSVP here.