In the presentation, Broad Community Connections – a community development organization dedicated to building community power -- will share its work to create a zine and billboard campaign “There are Black People in the Climate Just Future.” This effort will explore its ongoing efforts to spread awareness and opportunities to implement climate change/stormwater management interventions across the Broad Street neighborhoods of New Orleans that showcase culture, equitable development, and anti-displacement strategies as central to neighborhood sustainability.
Dasjon Jordan is the executive director of Broad Community Connections (BCC) - a community development organization devoted to building community power by investing in the health and economic, residential, and cultural development of Broad Street neighborhoods. Dasjon is a community organizer, designer, and urban planner from New Orleans. He has worked with public agencies, cities, community-based organizations, and the private sector on place-based economic development strategies in the U.S., South Africa, and Mexico.
Chris Daemmrich is the Visiting Assistant Professor at Tulane University’s Phyllis M. Taylor Center for Social Innovation & Design Thinking. He was born and raised on Tonkawa land in Austin, Texas. He studied architecture and political science on Chitimacha, Choctaw and Houma land at Tulane University of Louisiana in New Orleans, graduating with an M.Arch and a B.A. in political science in 2017. Chris has worked in a wide range of architectural, development, advocacy and political organizations. He serves on the board of NOMA Louisiana and the Association for Community Design, is a member of the Architecture Lobby and a co-facilitator of Emergent Grounds in Design Education.