Tuesday, November 19, 2013
06:30pm - 08:00pm
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Piper Auditorium, Gund Hall, 48 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA
Free and open to the public
Born in the Bronx, Majora Carter returned to revitalize her neighborhood through community development after attending college and earning an MFA as a filmmaker. She led a campaign to prevent construction of a waste facility near a residential area and went on to pursue other improvements with the nonprofit Sustainable South Bronx, creating a park from a disused concrete plant, planning for additional green space, establishing a community market, and raising public awareness about health and air quality. She was a 2005 MacArthur Foundation fellow. As founder of the Majora Carter Group, she now serves as a consultant to city governments and businesses seeking to hone their environmental strategies and effectively communicate with the public. Her community engagement has continued in various forms, including Startup Box: South Bronx, an initiative to create an incubator workspace for technology .