Join us for our November Fellows Forum, featuring Peggy Shepard, Elliott Maltby, & Louis Bailey
November CALL Fellows Forum //
Peggy Shepard, Elliott Maltby & Louis Bailey
Wednesday, November 15th, 6:00pm-8:30pm //
The Penthouse Space, Broadway Housing Communities, 583 Riverside Drive, NY, NY 10031
How can design help urban communities prepare for environmental crises?
Join CALL for our November Fellows Forum, featuring Peggy Shepard, Elliott Maltby and Louis Bailey discussing design, emergency preparedness, and how urban communities can together face the ecological challenges confronting our cities.
This forum will center around the work City as Living Laboratory is currently developing in West Harlem in partnership with
WeAct for Environmental Justice:
+SPACE/EPIK (Emergency Preparedness and Information Kiosk) for the NYCHA Manhattanville Houses.
+SPACE/EPIK will serve as a focal point for information and activity surrounding emergency preparedness, environmental awareness and community development through the arts at the Manhattanville Houses.
This event is open to all members of the CALL Fellows Program. If you would like to invite a colleague to become a CALL Fellow, the Fellows registration form can be found here.
Peggy Shepard is the Founder and Executive Director of WeAct for Environmental Justice and has a long history of organizing and engaging Northern Manhattan residents in community-based planning and campaigns to address environmental protection and environmental health policy locally and nationally. She has successfully combined grassroots organizing, environmental advocacy, and environmental health community-based participatory research to become a national leader in advancing environmental policy and the perspective of environmental justice in urban communities — to ensure that the right to a clean, healthy and sustainable environment extends to all.
Elliott Maltby is a founding partner of thread collective and a professor in Pratt’s Panning and Sustainable Environmental Systems programs. thread collective is an multi-disciplinary design studio that explores the seams between building, art, and landscape. Her work as a designer and an academic explores public space, with a particular focus on the intersection of social and ecological conditions. She believes that art and design can improve the sustainability and vitality of the urban experiment, and is interested in how communities co-opt and transform derelict and peripheral landscapes.
Louis Bailey is a Community Organizer and Outreach Coordinator with WeAct working to educate Northern Manhattan residents on Environmental Justice issues through outreach, planning, and participatory research. Prior to WE ACT, Bailey was a social Services Case Manager servicing populations from children to seniors. Bailey has a bachelor’s degree in Human Services with minor in counseling. Bailey was born and raised in Harlem.
The Penthouse Space
Broadway Housing Communities
583 Riverside Drive, New York, NY 10031
Nearest public transit is 137th Street - City College stop on the 1 Train.