Panel Discussion to Focus on Development, Preservation of African-American Communities

February 24, 2009

February 23, 2009 — The Center for the Study of Race and Law and the Black Law Students Association at the University of Virginia will host a panel discussion, "Community Development, Preservation, and African Americans," Wednesday from 4-6 p.m. in room 104 of Withers-Brown Hall.

The discussion will explore issues concerning how predominately African-American towns, cities and neighborhoods can make use of the tools of historic preservation to preserve their built environments and to develop sustained communities that have thriving economies and identities.

Panelists are scheduled to include David Tipson of the Lawyer's Committee for Civil Rights Under the Law, David Bearinger of the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities and Craig Barton, chairman of the Department of Architecture at U.Va.'s School of Architecture.

Refreshments will be served.