PastForward Online Themes: Resilience and Relevance

September 23, 2020

PastForward Online 2020 will feature more than 32 sessions on topics such as racial justice and equity, dealing with the effects of the pandemic, climate change, the challenges facing America’s main streets, and many more. You’ll be inspired to think through what these changes mean for you as an individual, and for organizations.

Here's just a sample of some of the educational sessions you can participate in at PastForward this fall:

  • Memorialization: Confederate Statues, African American Heritage, and Public Space and The Confederate Monument Debate: International Perspectives on the Future of Monuments with Difficult Pasts—This two-part session explores the future of monuments with difficult pasts, including an international perspective with co-presenter, World Monuments Fund.
  • Deep Dive Discussion about the Use of Integrity Standards—Learn more, and express your own thoughts, about how we move forward as a movement in this discussion that specifically drills down on the topic of the Integrity Standards.
  • When the ‘70s Turn 50: Reckoning with the Era's Legacy—Through identification, preservation, and storytelling, learn how the ‘70s-built heritage provides us with an opportunity to both look back and forward simultaneously with movements like Me Too and Black Lives Matter.
  • How the Pandemic is affecting Real Estate and Land Use—This session examines how the pandemic is accelerating changes already underway, as well as explores how the crisis is creating both new problems and new opportunities for community leaders, preservationists, developers, and downtown advocates.

Join us for PastForward Online 2020, the historic preservation event of the year, October 27-30, 2020.

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