WE-Making: How Arts & Culture Unite People to Work Toward Community Well-Being

Tuesday, May 11, 2021 
11 am PT/ 2 pm ET


Creative placemaking that is authentically grounded in communities grows social cohesion and advances health equity. Join us as we take a deep dive into the newly published WE-Making resources through conversation with leaders who exemplify the WE-Making framework in their community rebuilding efforts. Moderated by Dr. Maria Rosario-Jackson, attendees will have an opportunity to talk with thought leaders from East Oakland, CA; Natchez, MS ; and Tamaqua, PA who are modeling how arts and culture strategies can grow social cohesion for the public good.

  • Ra Joy, Chief of Staff, National Endowment for the Arts (opening remarks)
  • Dr. Maria Rosario-Jackson, Senior Advisor, Arts and Culture, Kresge Foundation  (moderator)
  • Randolph Belle, Black Cultural Zone, Oakland, CA (panelist)
  • Madeline England, Project HEAL, Natchez, MS (panelist)
  • Micah Gursky, Dear Tamaqua, Tamaqua, PA (panelist)