City of Alexandria Virtual Panel Discussion – Equity in Preservation & historically African American neighborhoods
Thursday May 27, 7-9pm
Free, but you must register here.
The Equity in Preservation panel discussion features three professionals with deep expertise in this timely and important topic. John Sprinkle, Bureau Historian for the National Park Service, will open the session with a discussion on historic preservation and neighborhood conservation, specifically focusing on displacement, urban violence, and architectural survey in Alexandria. Purvi Irwin, Practice Manager for Architecture at CADD Microsystems, will then discuss new approaches to include diversity and inclusion in the preservation field while preserving our past for the future. Both Mr. Sprinkle and Ms. Irwin serve on the Alexandria Board of Architectural Review. Finally, Jaqueline Tucker, Race and Society Equity Office in the City Manager’s Office, will examine ways to operationalize diversity and equity in Alexandria.
For virtual event and walking tour information, or to check out our series of Out of the Attics on historically African American neighborhoods, visit the Historic Preservation Month webpage.