LunchUP: Joana Dos Santos, "Building Equity Into Planning through Community Organizing"
Joana Dos Santos
Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer | Taubman College
How do planners and designers involve the community in shaping the built environment? In this talk, Taubman College Chief Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer Joana Dos Santos will share her experience as a non-profit executive in building coalitions to advance an equity agenda. She will discuss how to involve community residents, organizations, governments, and other stakeholders in addressing the needs of the community and creating institutional change using community organizing.
These sessions are a response to requests from faculty and students to learn more about what’s going on in the field in an informal environment. We hope this can inspire emergent thoughts and connections that will inform our scholarship. Lunch is included, please bring a drink.