Urban Placemaking + Housing with Jay Pitter
Lunch, Lecture and Engagement
12:00pm to 1:00pm — Catered Halal lunch prepared by Banglar Saad
1:00pm to 3:00pm — Lecture + Facilitation by Jay Pitter
Tuesday, February 13th
Oakham Lounge, Ryerson Student Centre (Second Floor)
55 Gould Street
Please make an RSVP with Eventbrite due to the venue capacity.
This event is a closed space only for Black-identified students, staff, faculty and community members. Please feel free to attend some of the other Black History Month events that are open to non-Black folks.
— Join us for an interactive engagement with Ms. Jay Pitter as we work to explore the nuances of social urbanism and the opportunities in relation to African-Canadian communities.
Jay Pitter, MES, is an award-nominated author and placemaker whose work has consistently resulted in co-creating more inclusive and vibrant cities. She has spearheaded large-scale, institutional, city-building processes—rooted in neighbourhood knowledge—that address growing divides in urban centres.
Ms. Jay Pitter will be leading an engagement with Black-identified students, staff, faculty and community members about housing vulnerabilities faced by Black residents. The lecture and facilitation will:
— Provide an overview of Black communities and Canadian cities;
— Highlight the contributions Black communities have made to the resilience, culture, physical form, and poetry of cities;
— Unpack the ways Black communities (and other historically marginalized groups) have been impacted by urban policies policy + processes;
— Share equity-based placemaking principles for creating more inclusive cities;
— Lead a personal mapping exercise to help participants increase urban literacy and develop personal action plans for becoming more engaged in city-building process.
— WE WILL NOT tolerate transphobia, homophobia, misogynoir, ableism, fatphobia, anti-black racism or oppressive behaviour of any kind. We will have staff members present and on standby to mediate topics of discussion that are problematic and/or intolerant of our inherent values.
This event is for Black-identified students, staff, faculty and community members. We encourage allies to attend other Black History Month events that are available at ryersc.ca
The organizers strive to create accessible and inclusive spaces for all of its members. If we require any accommodations to ensure your participation, please email [email protected]
— Ryerson Black History Month organized by the Racialised Students' Collective, Ryerson Students' Union and other community partners.
Ryerson Black History Month sponsored by:
Office of the President, Office of Equity & Community Inclusion, Science Society, Raymond G. Chang School of Continuing Education and Faculty of Community Services