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Isles Virtual Forum 2022: Towards A More Equitable and Sustainable Future
June 6, 2022 @ 10:00 am - June 10, 2022 @ 2:00 pmFree
Isles’ second annual virtual forum is a weeklong series of free webinars, workshops, and panels focused on community development, urban sustainability, and more. This Forum is free and open to the public.
Monday, June 6: Equity and Access
On Monday, we discuss topics related to equity and access in the contexts of health, energy, and technology. What lessons can we take from the pandemic in ensuring the safety of vulnerable populations from future crises? How do we transition to clean energy in a community-driven way? How can we address gaps in digital access in Trenton and beyond?
10 AM: Lessons of the Pandemic from Nonprofit Leaders
12 PM: Let’s GO Trenton – Clean & Community-Driven Transportation for Trento
2 PM: Getting Online to Learn: Closing the Digital Divide
Tuesday, June 7: Health, Wealth, and the Green Economy
On Tuesday, we discuss topics related to building a healthier, wealthier, and more sustainable community. How can we use new lead policy to protect the health of children? What challenges will we face in developing a greener workforce? How can we support families facing housing instability due to COVID in retaining safe and stable housing?
10 AM: Implementing NJ’s Powerful New Tool to Make Homes Lead Safe – Lead Safe Certificates
12 PM: Developing a Green Workforce: Eliminating Barriers and Overcoming Challenges
2 PM: A Slow “Tsunami” – Understanding and Addressing COVID-related Housing Displacement
Wednesday June 8: Safe and Sustainable Cities
On Wednesday, we discuss strategies for creating safer and more sustainable communities. How can we encourage local food production? How can we center Trenton residents in the redevelopment and rebuild of its neighborhoods? How does a community-driven response to violence promote long term public safety?
10 AM: Block by Block: Strategies for Rebuilding Trenton’s Neighborhoods
12 PM: Growing Gardeners: Isles Incubator Garden
2 PM: Resilience to Violence: Building Public Safety through Community-Based Initiatives
On Thursday, we discuss topics related to building more resilient communities in the face of change. How can we better adapt Trenton for the coming climate crises? What does the future of effective office space look like in a hybrid world? How do we build a resilient culture of peace through working with local youth?
10 AM: Preparing for Trenton’s Changing Climate: Climate Corps and Urban Green Infrastructure
12 PM: The Future of Office Space: Social Profit Center at Mill One
2 PM: Increase the Peace: Creating a Culture of Peace through Creative Youth Engagement
On Friday, we focus on building opportunities for the future. How can we measure impact and meet changing needs in our communities? Why is safe housing so crucial to building a better future? How can we collaborate on projects in the future?