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Thursday, October 23 • 9:55am - 10:20am
Community Based Resilience: Developing Innovation Networks from the Ground Up

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Strong social networks have proven invaluable during emergencies like Hurricanes Katrina and Sandy.  They also make it possible for neighbors to exchange ideas, interests, resources, and build relationships during times of calm. How can we develop social networks that build community resilience?  

This session is supported by the Rockefeller Brothers Fund. 

Speakers
avatar for Councilmember LaToya Cantrell

Councilmember LaToya Cantrell

District ‘B’ City Councilwoman, New Orleans City Council
LaToya Cantrell was elected as District "B" Councilmember in December 2012 and re-elected without opposition in February 2014. Previously, she was a nonprofit management executive for over 10 years, where she gained valuable experience in education reform, strategic planning, neighborhood revitalization, financial management, economic development and grass roots organizing. Post-Katrina, she led the citizens’ fight to save Broadmoor after... Read More →
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Mary Rowe

(Moderator) Director, Urban Resilience and Livability, Municipal Art Society of New York
Mary W. Rowe is Director, Urban Resilience and Livability at MAS, an advocacy organization working to promote the livability and resilience of New York City through effective urban planning, land use, design and civic engagement.  Mary directs resilience work at MAS, including convening and community engagement to build local resilience-building strategies, and support of the regional Rebuild By Design, a collaborative initiative of the... Read More →
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Bishop Mitchell G. Taylor

Founder & CEO, Urban Upbound
Bishop Mitchell G. Taylor has lived in and around Queensbridge Houses for most of his life. In 1991, he was installed as Senior Pastor of the Center of Hope International (COHI), a non-denominational church adjacent to the Queensbridge Houses. For over a decade COHI has provided a safe place for hundreds of children in its after-school program and has fed thousands of families through its Bread of Life food pantry. In 2004, convinced that a... Read More →
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Kellie Terry-Sepulveda

Executive Managing Director, The Point
A native daughter of the Bronx, Kellie Terry-Sepulveda was born and raised in Highbridge where she first discovered the power of community organizing. Following a strong desire to serve young people from her own community, Ms.Terry-Sepulveda found her way to THE POINT CDC by serving as The Youth Program Coordinator. Currently, Ms.Terry-Sepulved is the Executive Managing Director of THE POINT CDC, where she oversees program development... Read More →


Thursday October 23, 2014 9:55am - 10:20am
The TimesCenter 242 W 41st St, New York, NY 10036