Manage episode 377960570 series 2483962
We are so honored to present a podcast episode with Majora Carter! Majora is one of those people who is changing the world in incredibly visible, physical ways. As an urban revitalization strategist and real estate developer, she is taking the lead in facilitating neighborhood-level economic development that is both led by - and directly benefiting - neighbors. Tune in to hear all about this amazing, powerful work!
It was such a joy to interview Majora for the podcast, and we are so appreciative that she said yes. With countless accolades to her name, and so many projects she is always taking on, she could have been doing anything else, so we were so excited to get a chance to sit down with her and share her wisdom with you all!
Born, raised, and still living in the South Bronx, Majora has been championing her low-status community her entire life. Now, she's at the forefront of incredibly massive and innovative neighborhood development projects that are not predatory or gross but instead are neighbor-driven and give neighbors a slice of both the communal and economic benefits. Her work is so so inspiring, and as a nonprofit that is also now starting to dip its toes into economic development in our neighborhood - and attempting to do so in a way that is not harmful to, but instead happily rooted within, the identity of the neighborhood - we cannot get enough.
The subtitle of Majora Carter's 2022 book Reclaiming Your Community, also quoted on a wall at the Smithsonian Museum of African-American History and Culture in DC, says it all: "You don't have to move out of your neighborhood to live in a better one." Enjoy this powerful episode!
And, to learn more about Majora's work, check out the links below: