ULI’s Building Healthy Places Book Club: “Reclaiming Your Community”
Spring Selection: May 2-June 2, 2022
Our Spring 2022 selection is Reclaiming Your Community: You Don’t Have to Move Out of Your Neighborhood to Live in a Better One.
In this profoundly personal book, author and MacArthur Fellow, Majora Carter uncovers how real estate development and wealth creation in low-status communities are perceived and can be leveraged for positive change. Carter will challenge readers to rethink poverty, economic development, and the meaning of success.
Participation is free and requires registration. All registered participants receive a suggested reading schedule, weekly email thought prompts, and a link to attend all virtual meetups.
Reclaiming Your Community is the third in a series of curated selections designed to support the work of ULI’s District Council Partnerships for Health Equity Project.
The Building Healthy Places Book Club is generously supported by ULI Foundation Governor Randall Lewis.
THE SCHEDULE: MAY 2-JUNE 2, 2022
- Reading Kickoff, May 2 | Participants will receive a Book Club 101 email outlining how the Book Club will work, along with the suggested 5-week reading schedule.
- Meetup #1: Midbook Discussion Groups, May 12, 4 pm ET via Zoom | Participants will assemble online to reflect on the first few chapters of the book.
- Meetup #2: Talk with the Author, June 2, 4 pm ET via Zoom | At the close of the reading period, author Majora Carter will share her personal story and motivations for writing the book; and engage in a robust discussion with participants.
- Weekly Thought Prompts | In weekly emails, the author will offer observations and questions to guide your reading. Weekly emails will align with the five week suggested reading schedule.
READ WITH US
- Participation is free with registration.
- Participants will receive a Book Club 101 kickoff email, along with the suggested reading schedule; links to access virtual meetups; and five weekly email thought prompts.
- Each meetup is scheduled for 75 minutes and starts promptly at 4 pm ET.
- Reading the book or listening to the audiobook is recommended but not required to participate in meetups and online discussions.
SPEAKERS (additional speakers will be announced)
Majora Carter, Author
Majora Carter is a real estate developer, urban revitalization strategist, Peabody Award winning broadcaster, MacArthur Genius Fellow, and owner of @boogiedowngrind. Carter founded the nonprofit environmental justice corporation Sustainable South Bronx in 2001 before launching the Majora Carter Group in 2008. In 2017, she opened the Boogie Down Grind Cafe, the first commercial third space in the Hunts Point section of the South Bronx since the mid-1980s. www.majoracartergroup.com | @majoracarter
Abigail Moriah, Meetup Host
Abigail Moriah is a connector, facilitator and planner specializing in affordable housing and equity in development. In 2018 Abigail founded the Black Planning Project and through her practice is elevating Black Planning to centre Black experiences and engagement in planning and development. She co-founded the Mentorship Initiative for Indigenous, Black and Planners of Colour in 2019 and also serves as a Founding Board member for the Black Planners and Urbanists Association established in 2020. www.blackplanningproject.com | @planning_black