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The Role of Preservation in Climate Justice Action

Note: Due to scheduling conflicts this webinar has been postponed for a future date. Sign up for our mailing list for the new date when it becomes available. 

Each year, people worldwide are increasingly feeling the impacts of climate change, and none more so than economically disinvested communities and communities of color. Increasing natural disasters, sea level rise, land appropriation, climate gentrification, and other climate-related circumstance frequently result in disproportionately negative health and safety impacts for these communities, as well as the loss of land-based traditions and economies and cultural, intangible, natural, and historic resources and practices.

While most people agree these impacts exacerbate inequities, many struggle to determine what their role could be in addressing such injustice. For preservation professionals specifically, there are important roles to play—and this webinar aims to explore ways in which preservation can act on climate justice.

Brought to you by the Preservation Priorities Task Force

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Calculating Carbon Savings from Building Reuse and Retrofit
Decisions about whether to reuse, retrofit, or replace older buildings can have a big impact on carbon emissions. But calculating those impacts is difficult without good data. This session will highlight development of an innovative new “carbon calculator” that will allow preservationists, developers, policy makers, and other users to compare the carbon impacts of specific reuse, retrofit, and replacement scenarios. Hear from the developers of the “Carbon Avoided Reuse Estimator” (or C.A.R.E.) tool and learn how it can support efforts to save carbon and historic buildings. Brought to you by the Preservation Priorities Task Force.

Jim Lindberg, National Trust for Historic Preservation
Alison Frazee, Boston Preservation Alliance
Lori Ferriss, Goody Clancy Architects
Larry Strain, Seigel & Strain, Architects

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Historic Preservation Advocacy Requests in 2022

Join National Trust staff, policy experts, and historic preservation colleagues as we discuss historic preservation advocacy during the second half of the 117th Congress. Hear about efforts to fund and reauthorize the Historic Preservation Fund, strategies to enhance the Historic Tax Credit, key opportunities to protect cultural places, and tactics for effective federal engagement by preservation partners.

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The Untold Story of Leona Tate, Gail Etienne, and Tessie Prevost: On the Frontline of School Desegregation in New Orleans
May 17, 2022 | 7pm

Part of our series on expanding the narrative of Brown v. Board of Education.

As part of the work of the National Trust for Historic Preservation's African American Cultural Heritage Action Fund , we are commemorating the 68th anniversary of Brown v. Board on May 17th.

On November 14, 1960, four six-year-old Black girls desegregated the all-white elementary schools in New Orleans—Leona Tate, Gail Etienne, and Tessie Prevost at McDonogh 19 in the Lower Ninth Ward and Ruby Bridges at William Frantz in the Upper Ninth Ward.

In this webinar, three of the “New Orleans Four,” including Leona Tate, Gail Etienne, and Tessie Prevost, join us to share how the former McDonogh 19 School, which closed in 2004 and was heavily damaged during Hurricane Katrina, is coming back to life as the TEP (Tate, Etienne, and Prevost) Center.

Thanks to the Leona Tate Foundation for Change, Inc. and Alembic Community Development, the building’s innovative reuse plan will feature an interpretive exhibit telling the story of school desegregation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to anti-racism training, and affordable senior housing.

Webinar Series: Brown v. Board of Education

One of the most significant landmark cases in the history of the United States, the 1954 Supreme Court decision Brown v. Board of Education compiled cases from five communities across the South, East, and Midwest to desegregate American schools. Late last year, the National Trust identified work related to expanding the narrative surrounding Brown v. Board as one of our National Treasures.

As part of the work of the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s African American Cultural Heritage Action Fund, we will continue to broaden our understanding of Brown v. Board of Education through a webinar series that will highlight the people, places, and stories from each of the states involved in the landmark case. 

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