The Political and Social Capital Cost of Advancing Equity

APA New York Metro Chapter


Thursday, August 22, 2019, 6:30 p.m.
Thursday, August 22, 2019, 8:30 p.m. EDT

New York, NY, United States

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DivComm’s Professional Development team is hosting a night of engaging conversation with some of NYC’s leaders in equity. This event will include a panel where planning and planning related professionals can discuss the social and political cost of advancing equity in their workplace and practice, while sharing their lived experiences. The event provides a space to discuss the emotional, physical, and professional stresses people of color and other professionals from underrepresented groups face when advancing equity. It will also provide participants with the necessary tools needed to develop their political and social capital in their practice, empowering them to overcome and advance in their planning careers.


Justin Garrett Moore

Confirmed Speaker

NYC Public Design Commission New York, NY

Hafizah Omar

Confirmed Speaker

Living Cities New York, NY

Makeda Marshall-NeSmith

Confirmed Speaker

Makeda Marshall-NeSmith is an Urban Planner and currently works at the NYC Department of Housing Preservation and Development as a Brooklyn Planner. Makeda has a passion for improving communities through providing access to health, education, quality housing and economic development tools. A native New Yorker, Makeda loves connecting with people ... Read More

Naim Brown

Confirmed Speaker

Urban Development

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Sean Scott,