Debra Friedman Memorial Lecture (4/26/18)
Posted: 4/9/2018 (Local Events)
Thursday, April 26, 2018
Featured speaker: Carl C. Anthony Co-Founder of the Breakthrough Communities Project, and Visiting Professor at The Center for Regional Change, UC Davis
6 – 7 p.m.
University of Washington Tacoma, William Philip Hall, 1918 Pacific Avenue, Tacoma
Carl Anthony is an architect, regional planner, environmental justice pioneer, and a committed social activist. As the founding director of one of the nation’s first environmental justice organizations, Urban Habitat, he led efforts to prod mainstream environmental movements to confront issues of race and class and to understand the dynamic intersections between them. Carl founded and edited the journal Race, Poverty, and the Environment. He led the Ford Foundation’s Sustainable Metropolitan Communities Initiative and is the co-founder/co-director of the Breakthrough Communities Project, empowering grassroots communities in metropolitan areas and supporting multiracial leadership. As the sole African American architecture student at Columbia University in the 1960s, Carl recognized the contradictions of the profession and sought ways to change it. During those student years he kick-started the national Conversation on Regional Equity (CORE), a dialogue that brought national policy experts and advocates together to consider how to bring about metropolitan racial justice.
Carl has taught at Columbia, UC Berkeley, Harvard’s Kennedy School, and is currently visiting faculty at UC Davis’ Center for Regional Change. He has published widely and is the recipient of numerous awards including the Trailblazer Award from the Sierra Club, UC Davis Community Engagement Award, and the Duveneck Humanitarian Award. His work has influenced the lives of thousands of American communities.
Time: 6:00 - 7:00 PM
Location: University of Washington Tacoma