Speaker Series: ReBuilding Baltimore, More Than a House

Date: 10/7/20 7:00 PM
Website: yestermorrow.org
Location: Online

The Yestermorrow Speaker Series is a free offering that has traditionally focused on design/build, craftsmanship, and interesting ideas & concepts related to sustainability. This fall, we are highlighting speakers & organizations that seek to "re-design/build" communities, structures, and systems for the health of people & the planet. Join us Wednesday nights, 7PM EST on Facebook Live or tune in on Zoom.

Use this link to connect on Wednesday night: bit.ly/YM-Fall2020.


Black Women Build - Baltimore is a homeownership and wealth-building initiative that trains black women in carpentry, electrical, and plumbing by restoring vacant and deteriorated houses in West Baltimore. Black Women Build-Baltimore was founded in 2017 by Shelley Halstead who believes that for black women to build intergenerational wealth, with the inherent security and prosperity it can generate, they must also learn the skills necessary to maintain that wealth. Home ownership and the ability to maintain that asset is one way this can be achieved.

Shelley will talk about how the inherently discriminatory practice of redlining led to the development of West Baltimore as it is today, and then show a new path forward. She will describe the intersectional framework that Black Women Build-Baltimore uses to provide holistic training and opportunity to black women and create a healthier, more resilient community in the process.


Fall 2020 Speaker Series
September 23 - Adventures in EcoSocial Design with Jorge Antonio Espinosa
September 30 - Art as Story Through an Indigenous Lens with Judy Dow
October 7 - Rebuilding Baltimore: More Than a House with Shelley Halstead
October 14 - Architectural Survival in an Extreme Environment with Katelyn Hudson
October 21 - DesignBuildBLUFF with Hiroko Yamamoto, Adrienne Caesar, and Perry Martin

Contact: Rachel Wylie
Email: rachel@ yestermorrow.org