Cincinnati Preservation Association Presents:
“Preservation as Social Justice”
Keynote Speaker – Brent Leggs
We are pleased to welcome Brent Leggs as our 2021 Fall Forum Speaker. Please join us for his talk on preserving the galaxy of Black landmarks.
Our 26th annual Fall Forum luncheon will take take place in the Hall of Mirrors at the Netherland Plaza on October 22nd at 12pm and will be live streamed online. In-person attendees will be required to wear masks while not eating or drinking.
Tickets Available Through Eventbrite:
- Virtual Ticket – $20
- Hall of Mirrors Ticket (Includes lunch) – $50
- Hall of Mirrors Ticket Patron Level (Your name in program) – $75
About our Speaker:
Brent Leggs is the founding executive director of the African American Cultural Heritage Action Fund – a program of the National Trust for Historic Preservation and largest preservation campaign in U.S. History on behalf of historic African American places. Through the Action Fund, he leads a broad community of leaders and activists in honor of the clarion that preserving African American cultural sites is fundamental to understanding the American story. Leggs is a Harvard University Loeb Fellow, author of Preserving African American Historic Places, and the 2018 recipient of the Robert G. Stanton National Preservation Award. His efforts to protect the A.G. Gaston Motel, Madam C.J. Walker estate, John and Alice Coltrane and Nina Simone residences, and Joe Frazier’s Gym is exemplary of his successful campaigns to preserve many cultural monuments throughout the U.S. Leggs is also an Adjunct Associate Professor and Senior Advisor to the Center for the Preservation of Civil Rights Sites at the University of Pennsylvania’s Stuart Weitzman School of Design.