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Sat 04.29.2017

Harlem and the Future: Preserving Culture and Sustaining History in a Changing Environment


When: 9:00 AM - 5:00 AM SATURDAY, APRIL 29

Where:CCNY Spitzer School of Architecture at 140 Convent Avenue at 135th Street

On April 29th, West Harlem Community Preservation Organization and eleven other organizations have organized Harlem's first preservation conference: Harlem & the Future. The one day event, hosted at The City College of New York Spitzer School of Architecture, will feature several discussions all focused on Harlem's resilience in the face of neighborhood change and the preservation of cultural and architectural legacies. Esteemed panelists will reflect on Harlem's unique cultural heritage, its social fabric, and its built environment with an eye toward what's to come. The day will begin with opening remarks by Manhattan Borough President Gale A Brewer, followed by keynote speaker Chris Fair of Resonance Consultancy and with closing remarks by Michael Henry Adams, who is a local author and architectural historian. There will also be three panel discussions, followed by a film screening and three optional walking tours of the neighborhood.

Sponsored By: West Harlem Community Preservation Organization and Historic District Councils
Organized By: West Harlem Community Preservation Organization
Kenneth J. Knuckles, President & CEO, Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone
Karl Franz Williams, CEO & Founder, Good Ice Marketing
Sarah Saltzberg, Co-Founder, Bohemia Realty Group
Eric Washington, local Historian
Chris Cirillo, Lott Community Development Daniel
Marks Cohen, Housing Partnership Development Corporation
Joseph Coppola, AIA Principal, Dattner Architects
Rev. Michael A. Walrond, Jr., Senior Pastor, First Corinthian Baptist Church
Rev. Reginald Bachus, Associate Pastor of Abyssinian Baptist Church
Ann-Isabel Friedman, Sacred Sites Program, NYC Landmarks Conservancy 
Terrance McKnight, host on WQXR Radio
Carlton Brown, architect
John T. Reddick, Architectural & Cultural Historian.

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Cost per member: $10.00

Cost for each guest: $10.00


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