Thu, Apr 21 | Location is TBD
Black Women Build – Project & Organization Tour Bmore NOMA and AIA Baltimore present an in-person tour with Black Women Build-Baltimore. Black Women Build-Baltimore was founded in 2017 by Shelley Halstead who believes that for Black women to build intergenerational wealth, with the inherent security and prosperity it can generate.
Black Women Build-Baltimore was founded in 2017 by Shelley Halstead who believes that for Black women to build intergenerational wealth, with the inherent security and prosperity it can generate, they must also learn the skills necessary to maintain that wealth. Home ownership and the ability to maintain that asset is one way this can be achieved.
Each year a cohort of women acquire their homes through involvement in the home construction process. They are taught trades-related skills of carpentry, electrical work, and plumbing, as well as financial and homeownership literacy skills. Black Women Build partners with architects, engineers, the City and State Departments of Housing and Community Development, and Neighborhood Housing Services.
With a passionate belief in the power of knowledge, skills and opportunity to shape a woman’s life, Shelley founded Black Women Build – Baltimore on an intersectional framework.
Schedule: 1 – 2hr In-person Tour
- Remarks by Bmore NOMA & AIA Baltimore
- Introduction of Shelley Halstead and Black Women Build
- Tour of open sites with plans for development
- Tour of sites currently under construction
- Tour of some completed sites/projects & related projects
- Happy hour – Location TBD
*Please dress according as we will be walking to the sites. They are within a few blocks of one another. Comfortable closed toed shoes reccomended.