Catherine Fleming Bruce, Activism and Social Movements Expert

When:
October 12, 2017 @ 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm
2017-10-12T19:00:00-04:00
2017-10-12T20:15:00-04:00
Where:
Sherwood Regional Library, 2501 Sherwood Hall Lane, Alexandria, VA
2501 Sherwood Hall Ln
Alexandria, VA 22306
USA
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Kara Oakleaf
703.993.3986

Catherine Fleming Bruce discusses The Sustainers: Being, Building and Doing Good through Activism in the Sacred Spaces of Civil Rights, Human Rights and Social Movements, which won the 2017 Historic Preservation Book Prize. The full-color, pictorial book educates and inspires a new wave of activists through its in-depth look at the preservation of already-hallowed spaces of justice. “The Sustainers took an authentic, grassroots approach to beginning a conversation about the tangible preservation and intangible meanings of African American sites,” said Michael Spencer, associate professor of historic preservation and director of the Center for Historic Preservation. “Such a conversation has long been a goal of preservationists in an effort to better represent the underserved African American community.”

Please purchase your book prior to the event. Visit http://sustainersbeingbuildingdoinggood.com/