Jay Pitter moderates panel to address how we respond to anti-Black racism in urbanist practices and conversations – The Globe & Mail

““Anti-Black racism is lodged deep in the foundations of North American cities … and this history continues to follow us today,” the Toronto planner and placemaker Jay Pitter said during an online panel hosted by the Canadian Urban Institute on Wednesday.

Ms. Pitter joined four panelists in addressing a critical issue in city planning and governance. The title of the event asked: How do we respond to anti-Black racism in urbanist practices and conversations?

Ms. Pitter was joined by Orlando Bailey of Detroit, Tamika Butler of Los Angeles, Anthonia Ogundele of Vancouver, and Will Prosper of Montreal. Each of them spoke about their experiences of the Black Lives Matter movement and police violence as intensely personal. “We are facing a dual crisis, as professionals and as people,” Ms. Pitter said.”

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