Cultural Resilience Principles and Practice: From Storm Water Remediation to Food Sovereignty to Cultural Programming

Moderator: Nella Young, Sr. Program Director for Culture and Creativity, Enterprise Community Partners (Boston, MA),





Cultural Resilience Principles and Practice: From storm water remediation to food sovereignty to cultural programming, how communities define and invest in their resilience is specific to the place, the history, and the people involved. This workshop will frame the importance of cultural resilience and highlight key principles based on community participatory research. The session will include a panel discussion with people who are putting cultural resilience principles into practice in a variety of places and communities across the US. The discussion will consider the meaning of resilience, the implication of history and community trauma in the meaning and practice of building resilience, and how culture and creativity are fundamental to survival.

The workshop will include specific examples from places such as Chicago, San Francisco, Greenwood, MS and the Gentilly district in New Orleans.

Participants will leave with a framework for understanding cultural resilience in theory and practice, and case studies to inspire their own work.