OUR CONFERENCE IS FOR EVERYONE
Connecting is Powerful at the Conference
Our conference aims to present diverse viewpoints by including workshops and sessions from various perspectives that range from preservation, housing, economics, displacement, youth, cemetery restoration and more. The conference is perfect for people seeking to learn about, engage and plan with communities of color. It considers how placemaking in marginalized communities can be successful. Seize this historic opportunity to be in the same room with the people on the ground working to make things happen. This conference is for everyone, especially you!
University of North Carolina Symposium
Fall 2015, The HBTSA joined with UNC scholars to host a symposium that addressed legal and government issues, oral history collection, entrepreneurship and cultural tourism, archive development and preservation, foodways and community health. The symposium was funded in part by a grant from the National Trust for Historic Preservation and co-sponsored by CSAS, the Univ. North Carolina Office of the Provost, the Frank Hawkins Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise and the Sonja Haynes Stone Center for Black Culture and History.
TEXAS HISTORIC TOWNS
Preserving Communities of Color Conference
Fall 2016. The Preserving Communities of Color Conference is a weeklong, multi-venue event comprised of pop-up classrooms, tours, roundtable discussions, workshops and other interactive activities focused entirely on the needs of communities of color. Held in Houston in November 2016, the event united people interested in prioritizing historic preservation in communities of color to address current issues and develop a collective action plan to guide future progress. ” Organized by the Texas Branch of the HBTSA, the conference headquartered in Houston with a one day symposium in Prairie View, Texas on the historic campus of Prairie View
Featured speakers included Dr. Carroll Van West of Middle Tennessee State Univ., Dr. Reagan Flowers of CSTEM, Maya Ford of Ford Momentum, Dr. Michelle Robinson of Univ. of Alabama, Mayor Alberta McCrory of Hobson City, Alabama and Former Prairie View mayor, Frank Jackson.
Communities of Color in 21st Century Conference
Winter 2017. The Communities Conference: Civic Conversations Concerning 21st Century American Life in Communities of Color was presented in partnership with Rollins College. The conference was organized in recognition of the 130th anniversary of the incorporation of historic Eatonville, popularly known as the oldest incorporated African-American municipality in Florida.The multi-day conference explored issues and concerns which occur over and over in communities of color as well as seek to determine ways of improving the quality of life for those persons who reside in them.
Featured presenters included Eleanor Traylor, Ph.D., professor emerita, Howard University; Charles M. Blow, The New York Times; Khalil Gibran Muhammad, Ph.D., professor of History, Race and Public Policy, Harvard University; and Suzanne Young Murray, professor at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Studies.