This article originally appeared in a Preservation League of New York Newsletter.
Proposals are now being accepted for educational sessions at the NY Statewide Preservation Conference! The Conference will take place online November 16-18, 2021.
Priorities for 2021:
- Topics that address the future of preservation.
- Sessions that include diverse panelists/speakers, including people of color, women, LGBTQ, and youth. All panels should strive to be inclusive and represent diverse perspectives.
- Topics that address underrepresented communities and current issues regarding social justice and equity as they relate to historic preservation (i.e. gentrification, intangible heritage, non-traditional or new preservation practices)
- Topics that explicitly address ways in which preservation as a movement and a professional field can become more inclusive and representative.
You do not need to be a preservation professional to share your story. Whether you are a grassroots community activist, an urban planner, a non-profit organization, an architect, a neighborhood group, a developer, property owner, or a municipality, we want to hear from you! We are looking for a diverse range of topics that include everything from neighborhood advocacy and small town revitalization to complex tax credit rehab projects and place-based event planning.
Proposals are due by Friday, August 13th at midnight. Read more...