Monument Lab: TOWN HALL | A Public Forum on Process and Power

Monument Lab: TOWN HALL | A Public Forum on Process and Power

Description

Join Monument Lab for our first annual meeting featuring panels and workshops with our National Fellows and guest collaborators from around the country. The daylong gathering ends with a Town Hall focused on the momentum, milestones, challenges, and next steps for the critical monument movement today. Motivated by recent debates and upheavals in cities such as Charlottesville, Chicago, Los Angeles, New Orleans, New York, Philadelphia, and Richmond, the Town Hall centers around a guiding question: Who Decides the Fate of Public Space? In conversation with our national fellows, whose groundbreaking work has sparked new possibilities for monuments in these cities and beyond, attendees will explore approaches for those seeking to tackle, topple, and reframe history in public space. Together, we will investigate power and process through stories of social justice and equity. Monument Lab Town Hall is presented with support from the Surdna Foundation and in collaboration with the Free Library of Philadelphia’s Heim Center for Cultural and Civic Engagement at Parkway Central Library.

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