Wednesday, 10 Mar 2021
Quardean Lewis-Allen, founder and CEO of Youth Design Center in Brooklyn, New York, will share the center's work and the challenge for urban inhabitants to ground their narrative in and advocate for the places they are connected to. Part of the Spring 2021 College of Design Lecture Series.
Panel participants include: Cheltzie Miller-Bailey, Center for LGBTQIA+ Student Success; Ruxandra Marcu, Margaret Sloss Center for Women and Gender Equity; Rita Mookerjee, Women's and Gender Studies; Toyia Younger, Student Affairs Division. Moderated by Lauryn Perk, Student Government. Part of the Women's Week Conference.
Kimberly Garza, founder of Atlas Lab Inc. -- a Sacramento, California-based landscape architecture, urban design and public art studio -- will discuss the role of tactical urbanism and urban prototyping in her practice and how it can be used as a tool to engage communities, create authentic experiences and empower designers to improve the built environment using low-cost, small-scale strategies.
"No Way Out" will focus on Latinas' unique low rate of intimate partner homicide offending when compared to other racial/ethnic groups. We will explore how structural, institutional, and cultural factors shape their experiences of abuse and homicide. Latinas become entrapped within terroristic abusive relationships with limited options for assistance, escape, and survival, leaving them with no way out.