May 23, 2005
Issue, Geographic, and Strategy Caucuses:
Facilitated group discussions and networking
African American Forum on Race and Regionalism: Promoting Sustainable Metropolitan Communities
The session featured renowned African American scholars and experts discussing the influence and challenges of race on the sustainability of metropolitan communities. This session was sponsored by the African American Forum on Race and Regionalism (AAFRR), which was initiated in 2002 by the Ford Foundation. AAFRR is a means to share experiences and build broad strategic alliances that advance regional equity. Spearheaded by Carl Anthony of the Ford Foundation, AAFRR is co-chaired by Angela Glover Blackwell of PolicyLink; Robert Bullard at Clark Atlanta University’s Environmental Justice Resource Center; and john a. powell of the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity.
- Carl Anthony,
Acting Director, Community and Resource Development Unit, Ford Foundation
- Deeohn Ferris,
President, Global Environmental Resources Inc.