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Who Tells Your Story: Women in Preservation – Panel Discussion with Roberta Brandes Gratz, Claudette Brady, Nancy Rankin and Erin Tobin
April 20, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
From the Daughters of the American Revolution to Jane Jacobs to preservationists today, women have long played a prominent role in preserving our nation’s history and treasures. Why? These projects require devotion, passion and nurturing – qualities often associated with women – as well as tenacity, networking and cunning. Our panelists have those qualities in spades. Join Roberta Brandes Gratz, an award-winning journalist and urban critic who founded the effort to restore the Eldridge Street Synagogue; Claudette Brady, co-founder of the Bedford-Stuyvesant Society for Historic Preservation; Nancy Rankin, AIA, a principal with John G. Waite Associates, Architects; and Erin Tobin, Director of Preservation at the Preservation League of New York State who will serve as moderator. They will explore the outsized role women have played in preservation and urban planning. After, meet the speakers, mingle with preservation professionals, and get involved in a variety of preservation projects.
This event is co-sponsored with the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation, the Preservation League of New York State, and the Center for the Living City.