September 2018 News
Dear Friends,

We wish a sweet New Year to those who observe it now, and a meaningful new year to those who begin school this fall. New Village Press has significant new beginnings this month. Our press, which had since its inception been a project of Architects Designers Planners for Social Responsibility (ADPSR), is now an autonomous nonprofit organization. We give thanks to the foundation ADPSR provided for more than a decade. We also give a huzzah to our Press's wonderful new board of directors: Jody Beck, Erica Kohl-Arenas, Jane McGroarty, Fred Nachbaur, Jourdan Sayers, Jack Tchen, and Carline Yup!

We're excited about two book releases this month, rousing reviews of our spring and summer titles, and terrific upcoming author events. Also a new website coming together.
September Titles!!
A comprehensive, illustrated guidebook for
engaging children and youth in the process of designing their communities
By Victoria Derr, Louise Chawla, and Mara Mintzer

In addition to a history of children’s rights and case studies from six continents of initiatives to create child-friendly cities,  Placemaking with Children and Youth  offers detailed practical guidance in how to engage children and youth in the planning and design of local environments. This illustrated 400-page guidebook explains the importance of children’s active participation in their societies and presents step-by-step methodology for involving multiple generations in the planning of communities with a high quality of life for all ages.
Placemaking provides an essential resource for anyone hoping to give the youngest among us a voice. The wealth of knowledge and experience contained within this book comes together with compelling clarity and purpose and needs to be read by everyone working with communities and their environments. 
~Sam Williams, Co-author of Cities Alive: Designing for urban childhoods , Arup 
Placemaking to launch at Boulder Book Store
October 4, 7:30 pm, Boulder: Boulder Book Store will host a  launch event for Placemaking with Children and Youth   with authors Mara Minzter and Louise Chawla. The two authors will discuss themes from this extraordinary guidebook as well as sign copies and read chapter excerpts. The $5 entrance fee for the event can go towards a copy of the new book. We invite Colorado friends to spread the word!
Revised edition now out in paperback
Citizen artists revitalize place, celebrate culture,
and inspire social change
Edited by Lynne Elizabeth and Suzanne Young

With resources throughout the text, this full-color, richly-illustrated compendium of multicultural profiles introduces the fields of community-based arts and creative placemaking. Its nine diverse grassroots projects and their founders will inspire and inform both community development professionals and citizen activists. 
This anthology presents a remarkable spectrum of artists who . . . immersed themselves in their communities and emerged with projects, connections and experiences that transcend traditional notions of community art and move into realms that seem more like community development.
~Jennifer Roche, Community Arts Network
Important Events in September
Barbara McCauley Cardona in her gallery
Joan Logghe
Conversations with Diego Rivera dramatic reading and discussion
at Collected Works Bookstore
will launch at the Collected Works Bookstore . Hear intimate stories about the book's late author
Alfredo Cardona Peña and late translator Alvaro Cardona-Hine from his wife Barbara Cardona-Hine
in discussion with Santa Fe's Poet Laureate Emerita, Joan Logghe.
Professional actors, Noah Simpson and Pablo Angeles, will enact selections from the book.

Program: 6:30–8:00 pm. Free and open to the public.
Mara Mintzer
Mara Mintzer at the Partners in Prevention Conference
September 26, Arlington, TX: Mara Mintzer, coauthor of  Placemaking with Children and Youth  and Director of Growing Up Boulder, will be delivering a keynote address, signing her new book, and leading a workshop session at the  18th Annual Partners in Prevention Conference  hosted by DFPS Prevention & Early Intervention Division.

12:30–1:30 pm: Mara's keynote address
1:45–2:45 pm: book signing at the exhibit table
3:45–5 pm: workshop with Mara
Shifting the Landscape: Black Architects and Planners 1968 to Now
Se ptember 27- 29: Carl Anthony, author of The Earth, the City and the Hidden Narrative of Rac e , will present on a panel, 5:00pm September 27th at the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture.
New Media Reviews
Ernest "Homeboy" Thompson and his memoir are celebrated in UE News
" Homeboy Came to Orange is full of fascinating stories and compelling lessons. It demonstrates how rank and file trade union principles are valuable and effective in many kind of community and political struggles, and is an inspiring final gift from one of UE’s great leaders."
~Jonathan Kissam
Read the full article.
Conversations with Diego Rivera
is reviewed in Popmatters
"Cardona deserves credit for his wonderful interview technique. He offers eloquent and beautifully imagined prefaces to some of Rivera's commentary, and deployed a technique that worked well with Rivera, sticking to broad and seemingly simplistic questions.The overwhelming message that emerges from these conversations is of the vital, passionate centrality of art for today's world."
~Hans Rollmann
Read the full article.

Conversations reviewed in Pasatiempo

"an indispensable volume for those seeking to understand the prolific artist. . . And the interviews don’t dispel the impression one has of a larger-than-life figure so much as they affirm it. From his words, we conjure the image of not only a formidable artistic talent but of a powerful intellect, a man of strong opinions and a temperamental nature."
~Michael Abatemarco
Read the full article
Looking Ahead
Louise Chawla
October 9-13, Spokane: North American Association for Environmental Education

Louise Chawla, coauthor of  Placemaking with Children and Youth , will be participating in two group events and signing copies of her new book at a reserved book table and a poster session.
Tori Derr

Victoria Derr, lead author of  Placemaking with Children and Youth , will host a session on how environmental studies courses can promote cultural inclusion and progressive planning with communities.
October 18, Cambridge: Lily Yeh to present at a Harvard Divinity School Colloquium

Artist Lily Yeh, author of Awakening Creativity, will describe her most important projects in the US, China, Kenya, and Rwanda, showing how art can be used to heal individuals and transform communities.
October 19–21, Chicago: New Village looks forward to showcasing books at the  Imagining America National Gathering. This year's conference aims to imagine "a world beyond incarceration" and address a way to redirect carceral funds to housing, public education, and health care.
November 1–3, Albuquerque: Come visit the New Village Press book table at Culture Shift 2018! This year's conference aims to gather a community that will fight for cultural healing and democracy. Registration open.
November 14, Berkeley CA: Carl Anthony, author of The Earth, the City, and the Hidden Narrative of Race, will present an Architecture Lecture at University of California, Berkeley. The event will include a luncheon with students of color on campus.

Besides a goodbye to ADPSR, New Village bids adieu this month to Gaby Corzo, who is taking a new position with Penquin Books. At the same time we are thrilled to welcome Fall intern MariVi Madiedo, a top student at NYU. I'll also take this opportunity to introduce Ignacio Choi, a developmental editor, grantwriter, and key member of our team.

With gratitude,

Lynne Elizabeth
Director, New Village Press