In celebration of the twenty-year anniversary of the founding of the Sasaki Foundation, please join us for a virtual conversation with Chief Karilyn Crockett, Chief of Equity for the City of Boston, and Mary Anne Ocampo, Sasaki Foundation board chair and principal at Sasaki, as they discuss important issues on city making, civic dialogue and engagement, and building a more equitable Boston.
Chief Crockett is the author of People Before Highways: Boston Activists, Urban Planners, and a New Movement for City Making, a book that tells the local story of the grassroots movement that stopped the construction of the 1960s highway project that would have cut through the heart of the city’s Black and brown communities. She is faculty at the Department of Urban Studies and Planning at MIT. This summer, Chief Crockett was appointed by Mayor Martin J. Walsh to head the newly created Office of Equity, a Cabinet-level post, for the City of Boston. Chief Crockett is charged with leading the Administration's efforts to embed equity into all city work, and actively work to dismantle racism by putting an intentional focus on supporting communities of color and marginalized groups, and building governmental structures to sustain this work.