Presented as part of the Connecting Womxn of Color Conference by University of Richmond, Westhampton College
Speaker: Mariah Williams
Womxn of Color play a vital role in shaping and creating the spaces that become epicenters for community building, resistance, self-expression, and social activism. Exploring these spaces not only at the University of Richmond but in the context of Richmond’s larger urban fabric is crucial when working to create communities for inclusion and belonging on and off campus. Using bell hooks' homeplace as a lens through which to explore black placemaking and black joy, this workshop will examine how womxn of color shape urban spaces, highlight the intersection of urban planning and social justice and provide the opportunity for participants to create a piece of work that tell the stories of womxn of color in the built environment.