PastForward 2019: Featured Speakers

We’re excited to announce the following PastForward 2019 keynote speakers:

Ada Deer
American Indian Advocate/Activist

Ada Deer has spent her life advocating for American Indians across the United States. Born in 1935 she was the first Native American woman from Wisconsin to run for Congress, and the first American Indian to graduate with a master’s degree in social work from Columbia University.

See her during: TrustLive: Celebrating Women’s History

Mindy Fullilove
Professor, The New School

Mindy Thompson Fullilove, MD, LFAPA, Hon AIA, is a professor of urban policy and health at The New School. She has conducted research on AIDS and other epidemics of poor communities, with a special interest in the relationship between the collapse of communities and decline in health.

See her during: TrustLive: Saving Urban Neighborhoods

Anna Hedges

Amythyst Kiah
Singer/Songwriter

A professed Southern Gothic, alt-country blues singer/songwriter based in Johnson City, TN, Amythyst Kiah’s commanding stage presence is only matched by her raw and powerful vocals—a deeply moving, hypnotic sound that stirs echoes of a distant and restless past.

See her during: TrustLive: Celebrating Women’s History

Tiya Miles
Professor of History, Harvard University/Author

Tiya Miles is the author of three multiple prize-winning works in the history of early American race relations: Ties That Bind: The Story of an Afro-Cherokee Family in Slavery and Freedom; The House on Diamond Hill: A Cherokee Plantation Story; and most recently, The Dawn of Detroit: A Chronicle of Slavery and Freedom in the City of the Straits.

See her during: TrustLive: Celebrating Women’s History

Justin Garrett Moore
Executive Director, New York City Public Design Commission

Justin Garrett Moore is an urban designer and the executive director of the New York City Public Design Commission. He has extensive experience in urban design and city planning—from large-scale urban systems, policies, and projects to grassroots and community-focused planning, design, and arts initiatives.

See him during: Preservation Luncheon

Dar Williams
Singer/Songwriter

Dar Williams has been called “one of America’s very best singer-songwriters” by The New Yorker. She’s released ten studio albums and authored four books including her latest, “What I Found In A Thousand Towns.”

See her during: TrustLive: Revitalizing Small Communities

Join us for PastForward, the historic preservation event of the year, October 10-12 in Denver, Colorado. Early-bird registration extended through September 13!

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