Women Who Inspire: Majora Carter
In celebration of Women’s History Month, I wanted to share a little inspiration. Majora Carter has been a major force in progressive economic redevelopment and environmental activism for years.
Her work spearheading the creation of the Hunts Point Riverside Park and advocating for other green spaces in her community was the first spark in a “larger strategy to move under-performing communities into a healthy and productive economic conditions” In 2001 she founded the environmental justice organization Sustainable South Bronx and in 2008 the Majora Cater Group LLC. She was featured in a recent 2-part interview on the Laundromat Project’s blog, where she shared insight about her early days doing arts organizing and her experience as a film major at Wesleyan University.
You can read the interviews here and here.
And be sure to check out the Laundromat Project, “a community-based non-profit arts organization committed to the well-being of people of color living on low incomes. Understanding that creativity is a central component of healthy human beings, vibrant neighborhoods, and thriving economies, we bring art programs to where our neighbors already are: the local laundromat. In this way, we aim to raise the quality of life in New York City for people whose incomes do not guarantee broad access to mainstream arts and cultural facilities.”