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This presentation will provide a high-level overview of a methodology for reparative planning while also equipping attendees with concepts and frameworks for activating communities in a way that centers their lived experiences and cultural histories. Participants should be prepared for a rousing indictment of public agency traditions excluding alienated and exploiting communities through their work. The reparative framework is inspired by and intended to intervene on the impacts associated with slavery and racism in the united states as well as the genocide of indigenous people in North America and the harm that has been visited upon the land and environment as a result of capitalist, colonial conquest.
Dr. Destiny Deguzman (neé Thomas) is the founder and CEO of Thrivance Group, which is a multi-regional, socially responsible, for-profit firm that works to make public spaces and public services more safe, more healthy, and more accessible, especially for Black, Indigenous, and transgender people, and those with disabilities. Dr. Deguzman earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Fisk University in 2006; a Master of Public Administration with an emphasis in Public Health and Non-Profit Management from Tennessee State University in 2008; and a PhD in Social and Cultural Anthropology from the California Institute of Integral Studies in 2016. She is a creative who seeks to embody servant leadership and is a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated. Dr. Deguzman is a socio-cultural anthropologist with over 15 years of experience developing equitable systems in government and non-profit spaces. Her methods include dignity-infused community engagement, participatory governance, interdisciplinary praxis, critical race theory, gender studies, and anti-displacement. Having worked in civil service at the California Department of Transportation (CALTRANS) as an Environmental Planner with a special focus on Indigenous communities and at the Los Angeles Department of Transportation as a lead on community engagement, Dr. Deguzman is dedicated to achieving equitable transportation governance and reparative transportation planning.
This autumn, CURA and the Kirwan Institute have co-sponsored a webinar series that will invite transportation scholars, social justice advocates, and community engagement leaders to look at both the safety and social justice impacts of our street design.
This event is moderated by Ange-Marie Hancock.
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