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Harry C. Howard Jr. Lecture Series

Watch video of the 2020-2021 Harry C. Howard Jr. Lecture

Reimagining Cities: A Conversation with Majora Carter. What does it take to imagine a more just city - and then implement strategies and policies that can make it a reality? What are the roles of humanities scholarship and institutions of higher education in community-based cultural strategy, urban revitalization, and equitable development? These questions are newly urgent in a post-COVID world, and even more so in Nashville, where we are not only post-COVID, but also post-tornado, post-bombing, and post-flooding (yet again)Please join us in a conversation among: Majora Carter, Real Estate Developer and Urban Revitalization Strategist,Professor Paul Taylor, Department of Philosophy, Vanderbilt, Dominque Anderson, Consultant and community organizer, Moderated by Leah Lowe, Department of Theatre, Vanderbilt. Tuesday, April 27, 4 PM. Click to Register. This is part of the Harry C. Howard Jr. Lecture Series


The Harry C. Howard Jr. Lecture Series was established in 1994 through the endowment of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas E. Nash Jr. and Mr. and Mrs. George D. Renfro, all of Asheville, North Carolina. The lecture honors Harry C. Howard Jr., who earned his bachelor’s degree Vanderbilt in 1951, and allows the Robert Penn Warren Center for the Humanities to bring an outstanding scholar to Vanderbilt annually to deliver a lecture on a significant topic in the humanities.

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