Black Girls, Black Voices, Black History with reelaviolette botts-ward, Zachary McRae, and Rasheed Shabazz
Enjoy a special showcase of three ongoing projects at the local and national levels around the theme of Black girls, Black voices, and Black history. Graduate students from UC Berkeley’s College of Environmental Design (CED) reelaviolette botts-ward, Zachary McRae, and Rasheed Shabazz will share their projects, then host a discussion and Q&A.
botts-ward’s focus will be Blackgirl Quarantine: An Exhibition of #BlackWomxnHealing. McRae will talk about the monthly podcast Community Visions: Reimagining Planning through the Liberation of Black Communities, which features Black CED alumni, faculty, and graduate students and community leaders. Shabazz will highlight his ongoing project Negro Piedmont: Race, Redlining, and Black History in Berkeley, a digital history website exploring the impacts of systemic racism and the historical development of unequal geographies in Berkeley.
Presented by UC Berkeley’s College of Environmental Design, the Arcus Endowment Diversity Platform Committee, and the Arcus Chair in Gender, Sexuality, and the Built Environment.