Join us for a conversation between “Social-Enterprise Pioneer” and Peabody Award winning broadcaster Majora Carter, and former Ethicist columnist for the New York Times Randy Cohen, in a live recording of the radio show Person Place Thing. Carter will tell us about a person, a place and a thing that have shaped her understanding of cities and how that understanding has shaped her work. The evening will also feature live music from Cosmic Cajun–Zydeco–Country group Big Mamou.
Majora combines her corporate consulting practice focused on talent retention with her first-hand experience pioneering sustainable economic development in one of America’s most storied low-status communities: the South Bronx. Her focus harnesses the tremendous capital flows resulting from widespread re-urbanization among all ages, races, and income levels, to help entrench wealth building opportunities across demographics that are increasingly left out of this historic economic tide change, and produce long-term financial benefits to all sectors of government as well as leading private real estate developments. Her ability to shepherd teams through sometimes difficult socio-economic conflict has garnered a very long list of awards and honorary Ph.D.’s.
Majora has served on the board of the U.S. Green Buildings Council and she is quoted in the permanent collection of the Smithsonian Museum of African-American History and Culture: “Nobody should have to move out of their neighborhood to live in a better one.”
Space is limited. Registration recommended.