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CSDE Seminar Series

Next Population Science Insights

Panel: Displacement in Historically Black Neighborhoods (Co-Sponsored by Urban@UW)

Donald King, UW Department of Architecture

Rachel Berney, UW Department of Urban Design & Planning

Lynne Manzo, UW Department of Landscape Architecture

Kristin McCowan, UW School of Social Work

Inye Wokoma, Ijo Arts Media Group

Anaid Yerena, UW School of Urban Studies

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12:30-1:30 PM PT



Kyle Crowder will moderate this panel

Maxine Wright will be co-moderator for this panel

Donald King & Rachel Berney will present “Building Beloved Community: The Nehemiah Initiative in Seattle”

Lynne Manzo, Kristin McCowan, & Inye Wokoma will present “The Politics of Belonging: The Experience of Place & Anti-Displacement Strategizing”

Anaid Yerena will present “The Social Function of Property and Affordable Housing”

Donald King is an architect, planner and educator with over 50 years of professional experience. He is currently Principal Architect of Mimar Studio, a predevelopment planning and design consultancy. Since 2017, he has been an Affiliate Professor of Architecture in the College of Built Environments at the University of Washington. He is a co-founder of the Nehemiah Inititaive Seattle.

Rachel Berney, Associate Professor, Urban Design & Planning; Director, Master of Urban Planning Program. Rachel’s research examines anti-displacement policy approaches for communities, how urban design can contribute to solutions for unsettled populations, and equitable development. She is a Fellow of Urban@UW and a CSDE Affiliate. 

Lynne C. Manzo, PhD, is a Professor in the College of Built Environments and Adjunct Professor in the School of Social Work at UW-Seattle. As an Environmental Psychologist, Dr. Manzo’s work focuses on place attachment, place change, displacement and socio-spatial justice. She is currently working with the non-profit organization Wa Na Wari to support Black homeownership and art in the Central District. 

Kristin McCowan  is a doctoral candidate in the school of social work. As a critical youth development practitioner and scholar,  Kristin’s research centers the experiences of marginalized youth and communities as they contend with the ongoing consequences of social inequities that constrain agency and prevent well-being.

Inye Wokoma is a journalist, filmmaker and visual artist who explores the intersections of our political economies and shared histories through the lens of personal narratives rooted in the neighborhood he grew up in, the Central District. His two on-going bodies of work, ‘An Elegant Utility’ and ‘Wa Na Wari’ use multi-media and socially engaged art to ignite conversations about land, identity, politics, and justice to better understand the past, and shape transformative possibilities for the future.

Anaid Yerena’s research interests include housing and community development in the U.S. and Mexico, advocacy organizations, social inequality, and urban governance. Her work investigates theory and practice in the urban realm with the goal of generating opportunities for individuals in the classroom and in communities to learn about and engage in collective action and community development.