Welcome to summer Forum Connect! As I write this I am watching cicada walk slowly up my balcony door and I find myself simultaneously grossed out and fascinated by these very large creatures that invaded my neighborhood. All that being said, I am in love with my balcony garden and taking walks in my neighborhood (which is mostly post-WWII housing) to welcome in the warmer weather.
With that interlude into my life, here is your June thread for announcements/events/deadlines. Remember while not specified this is also the place to post anything that you aren't intending to push as a discussion, but would just like to share with the group. Also don't forget about the code of conduct!
Upcoming Forum Webinars
2021 11 Most Endangered Historic PlacesA few weeks ago we posted on SavingPlaces.org a look back at Catch Up on the Status of 9 Past ‘11 Most’ Listings. We'll be releasing the 2021 list this Thursday, June 3. Text PLACES to 52886 to sign up for text alerts from the National Trust so you can be among the first to know which places are on the 2021 list of America’s 11 Most Endangered Historic Places. (Message and data rates may apply. Text STOP to quit.)
National Impact AgendaAs our nation grapples with significant challenges-from racial injustice to climate change and the ongoing pandemic-the work of preservation has never been more important. At the same time, we at the National Trust hear calls for change in historic preservation practice and policy.
To ensure that the movement remains a resilient and relevant force for positive change, the National Impact Agenda aims to articulate our shared values and describe actions we can take-individually and collectively-to deepen the impacts of the work of historic preservation. Learn more about this ongoing effort.
Provide feedback on the National Impact Agenda work using this survey link and for deeper engagement on potential goals and actions, join us this summer where over the course of five weeks, Forum Connect will host a series of discussions for each of the proposed values. More to come!
------------------------------Priya ChhayaForum Connect Community ManagerAssociate Director of ContentNational Trust for Historic PreservationWashington DC------------------------------
2021 11 Most Endangered Historic PlacesA few weeks ago we posted on SavingPlaces.org a look back at Catch Up on the Status of 9 Past '11 Most' Listings. We'll be releasing the 2021 list this Thursday, June 3. Text PLACES to 52886 to sign up for text alerts from the National Trust so you can be among the first to know which places are on the 2021 list of America's 11 Most Endangered Historic Places. (Message and data rates may apply. Text STOP to quit.)
Introducing the 2021 list of America's 11 Most Endangered Historic Places!
This year's list reflects the power inherent in the act of preservation itself, which revives forgotten stories, fills the gaps in human memory, and can reconfigure American identity to include people and communities who made an indelible mark on the American story.
The 2021 Sites, in alphabetical order, are:
Read why each site is on the list and learn how you can TAKE ACTION to preserve them!
The Milwaukee Preservation Alliance is excited to be offering a great Lunch & Learn on Tuesday, June 8, at 12:00 pm CDT on financial tools for small scale commercial preservation projects that includes but goes beyond HTCs to TIF financing and more to look at the many tools that can come together to make these important projects a reality. The program centers on the Milwaukee area but the tools and strategies discussed will be valuable to those outside the region and the state of Wisconsin as well.Please consider joining us for this educational and practical program!Register at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/financing-strategies-for-small-scale-commercial-preservation-projects-registration-156546844827
SAH 2022 CALL FOR PAPERSThe deadline to submit an abstract for the SAH 2022 Annual International Conference in Pittsburgh (April 27–May 1) has been extended to Tuesday, June 8. View the CFP: https://www.sah.org/2022/call-for-papersSAH AWARDSThe 2022 SAH Publication Awards are now open! The deadline to submit a nomination is July 31, 2021. Nomination forms are available at: https://www.sah.org/jobs-and-careers/sah-awards/publication-awards" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://www.sah.org/jobs-and-careers/sah-awards/publication-awardsOf special interest to this group is the Antoinette Forrester Downing Book Award for excellence in a published work devoted to historical topics in preservation.The 2022 SAH Award for Film and Video is also open. The deadline to submit a nomination is July 31, 2021. Nomination form is available at: https://www.sah.org/jobs-and-careers/sah-awards/sah-award-for-film-and-video
I am promoting a new preservation podcast! A fellow preservationist and journalist, Deqah & Vanessa, are launching Urban Roots , an urban history and preservation focused podcast which showcases the African American history of three Cincinnati neighborhoods in the Lost Voices of Cincinnati series. That said, I'm so excited to announce that the first episode is now available in all podcast feeds, like Apple, Spotify, and Stitcher, as well as on Youtube!
We would so appreciate you taking the time to share the show with your networks throughout the months of June and July. The prelude episode, "Cincinnati History is Black History," aired June 5th, with episodes airing bi-weekly until July 17th. On July 17th, the series conclusion will be celebrated at a special exhibit at Cincinnati's National Underground Railroad Freedom Center. We'd love to see you there if you are in the area so we can celebrate this collaborative project together!
To help you share, here are some social media blurbs that we put together. Feel free to copy/paste these or adapt them into your own voice.
IG EXAMPLE: We have been looking forward to seeing the @UrbanRootsCulture podcast out in the world, and we're excited to share that this new, important podcast premieres today! The first season, made possible by the great folks at @ArtsWave, is all about Cincinnati's deep African American history. It features community voices from Avondale, Evanston, and South Cumminsville. This season will highlight the challenges and adversities these communities faced in the past, and their path towards resilience to right these historical wrongs today. Subscribe today, wherever you find podcasts!!
#urbanhistory #architecture #architecturalhistory #urbanplanning #historicpreservation #historicpreservationmatters #archivalhistory #archives #oralhistories #communities #history #podcasts #historypodcast #blackhistory #Cincinnati #Juneteenth
TWITTER EXAMPLE: We're excited to share @UrbanRootsPod. This much needed #podcast dives into the rich, little known, African American #history of #Cincinnati & features interviews w/ historians, archival audio, & community voices. Subscribe now! #Juneteenth #BlackHistory https://urbanrootspodcast.com/
ALT: So glad @ArtsWave funds important work like @UrbanRootsPod. This new #podcast dives into the rich, little known, #BlackHistory of #Cincinnati & features interviews w/ historians, archival audio, & community voices that need to be heard. Subscribe now! https://urbanrootspodcast.com/
ALT: Subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts!
Pocket Casts https://pca.st/0g1sjgll
FB/LINKEDIN EXAMPLE: We have been looking forward to seeing Urban Roots out in the world, and we're excited to share that this new, important podcast is now live! The first season, made possible by the great folks at @ArtsWave, is all about Cincinnati's deep African American history. It weaves community voices, historical interviews, and archival audio to tell the histories of Avondale, Evanston, and South Cumminsville. These histories highlight the challenges and adversities facing these communities, in great part due to years of top-down planning decisions that divided these neighborhoods, but also the strength, resilience, and love of community members seeking to right these historic wrongs - and bring their communities together. Subscribe now! https://urbanrootspodcast.com/
Thanks in advance for your support - it means the world to us!
WEBINAR- History and Hope: Interpreting the Roots of Our Climate Crisis
On Tuesday, June 8th at 2 PM ET/11 AM PST we will host "History and Hope: Interpreting the Roots of Our Climate Crisis". It is an exciting new initiative that will create a toolkit for NPS interpreters to expand climate change interpretation by centering historical narratives and human agency. This webinar will provide several ways interpreters can move past impact-based climate change interpretation and strengthen their interpretation by doing so.
The toolkit will create an accessible interpretive framework that centers people in the climate change story and will consist of themes that interweave history, culture, nature and environmental justice and can be applied to a wide range of parks. This webinar will introduce the project, which will be available in early 2022. We plan to invite interested parks to work with us in August/September 2021 to refine and develop our existing framework through one or two consultative meetings.
Speakers: Donna Graves, Independent Public Historian; Nichole McHenry, Relevancy, Diversity, and Inclusion Program Manager/Interior Regions 3, 4, 5; Elizabeth Villano, Park Guide Muir Woods National Monument.
RSVP here to be reminded of the event and receive a calendar invite.
Hi Melanie,This symposium looks great. Thank you for sharing! Wondering if it will be recorded and shared with registrants after the event? I'm not able to attend live, but would like to watch the recordings if they will be available.Thanks!
In lieu of registration fees, #DismantlePreservation asks for you to please donate to one (or more) of the following charities/fundraisers:
Apache Passion Project; preservation is about helping activate places for people of all ages!
Asian and Pacific Islander Americans in Historic Preservation; justice and equity are integral to the movement!
Decay Devils; preservation can and should be creative!
House of Tulip; restoration has the power to create safe housing!
Latinos in Heritage Conservation; the future of preservation is one that proactively works to preserve and interpret the history of many vs the few!
Suggested donation is $10/per day you attend. Unable to donate? Sign up for a newsletter! Follow the organizations on social media! Share the initiative with your friends! Support these organizations in whatever way you can.
Recordings will be distributed after the event.
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