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Black Kids in Outer Space interviews Derrick Washington of Newark Community Cycling Center whose goal is to create a cycling center in Newark. Join us while we talk to one of the founders.

 

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Prescott Reavis is an Oakland based spatial activist, designer, planner and educator who has merged his 20 years of experiences in architecture, planning, and education to develop and construct inclusive communities throughout the nation with a focus on design equity and planning justice. Prescott’s experience includes being an Associate and Director of Student Internships for the internationally acclaimed design firm Ashen+Allen now known as Stantec, he completed over 4 million square feet of award winning construction, where he focused on Healthcare and Academic projects for 13 years; his completed projects included the Veterans Hospital in Seattle, Washington; the planning and design of the LEED Gold, Energy Center for the University of California’s San Francisco Medical Center at Mission Bay and completion of the first ground up in the State of California, LEED Sliver Certified Laguna Honda Hospital, the country’s largest publicly owned and operated skilled nursing and rehabilitation center, Santa Clara County Medical Center’s Specialty Medical Office Building, the Sesimic Master Plan for Stanford’s School of Medicine and academic research buildings for UC Berkeley, UC Santa Cruz and The University of Missouri in Columbia. Before Anshen +Allen, Prescott spent four years working for HLM Design in Portland Oregon, and San Francisco.

He moved to the Bay Area in 1999 to establish a new HLM office in San Francisco. While at HLM, Prescott completed the Master Plan for California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco, The Pediatric Specialty Ward for Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, The Master Plan for Delano Regional Medical Center and The New Main Entry and Ambulatory Care Center for St. John’s Medical Center in Longview, WA. Currently, Mr. Reavis is The Director of Community Planning and a Project Manager for the nationally recognized, nonprofit AND Architecture + Community Planning, in San Francisco where he provides community engagement, planning, design services and advocacy for non-profits, small business and community based organizations as well as linking design with workforce development projects. Prescott’s current projects including redesigning the waiting rooms of all the Community Behavioral Health Services clinics for The San Francisco Department of Public Services; Community Engagement, Visioning and Planning for the Black Cultural Zone in Oakland; Planning and Design of a new childcare facility; and Tenant Interior Projects for several non-profits.

Prescott is an award-winning youth educator having taught over fifteen years with students from elementary school through high school on architecture, planning, culture, and sustainability. He has served as the Co-Chair of the AIA San Francisco Mentorship Committee, A founding member of the San Francisco Chapter of National Organization of Minority Architects (SFNOMA), the Vice President of SFNOMA, and the NOMA University Liaison for the West, Chair of the NOMA National Student Competition and of NOMA’s Project Pipeline. Presently, Mr. Reavis is Teaching Artist for Youth Art Exchange leading the Design + Build Introduction to Architecture and Construction course to San Francisco High School students, a Youth Plan Learn Action Now! (Y-PLAN) consultant and was named a Y-Plan Hero from UC Berkeley Center for Cities and Schools for his work with Malcolm X Academy in the Hunters Point neighborhood of San Francisco over the last decade. He is a founder and current director of Project Pipeline San Francisco, an architecture and community planning camp for middle school students focusing on creating the next generation of minority spatial activist and civically engaged designers; he was recently presented the Mentor Award by AIA SF.

Mr. Reavis is accredited in Sustainable Design, certified in Social Economic Environmental Design and has completed all of his Architecture Registration Exams, he earned his Bachelor of Architecture with a minor in Education from Howard University, he was honored with the Alpha Rho Ci medal for his dedication to youth education and mentoring in the DC community. Prescott has completed certificates in Applications in Technology in Planning and Community Design and Development at San Jose State University, where he is completing his Masters in Urban Planning, his thesis is creating recommended policies and programs to engage youth on all public planning and building projects for the City of Oakland, California. Prescott is passionate about collaborating and empowering communities to lead the improvements of their neighborhoods and cities to create holistic sustainable communities and fostering confidence in youth to have them understand that through education, hard work, dedication, and cooperation they can become leaders in improving their block, neighborhood and city, as well as helping to diversify the professions of architecture and planning through community based projects and initiatives.

 

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Chanceé Lundy Russell is a small business owner, author, wife, mother, friend, COOKIE ADDICT and Outkast fan still waiting on the reunion. She believes that life presents us all with a unique set of challenges, but it is our response to those challenges that shape our destiny. This Selma, Alabama native is a community conscious engineer who co-founded Nspiregreen LLC an urban planning and engineering firm in Washington, DC. Through this firm her work focuses on engaging the public in projects that impact them, developing transportation plans and preventing and reducing environmental inequities in marginalized communities.

Chanceé was a first-generation college student that saw education as the key to transform her circumstances. She received her Master’s degree in Civil Engineering from Florida State University and holds a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science from Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University. Mrs. Lundy is a global citizen and has lead and participated in trainings on social justice issues and engineering achievement in: Accra Ghana; Mali, West Africa; Nairobi, Kenya; and Bosnia Herzegovina. In addition, she participated in the International Scholar Laureate Program’s Delegation on Engineering to China. She is a past National Chair of Black Youth Vote, past National Chair and Lifetime Member of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) and member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. She was in the inaugural class of Bill and Melinda Gates Millennium Scholars.

She has been recognized by US Black Engineer as one of the Top 100 Most Important Blacks in Technology and selected by Ebony Magazine as one of the 30 Leaders of the Future. Further, she believes it is her life’s mission to serve others and champions issues and opportunities to empower women and small businesses. She is currently a Mayoral appointee to the Chesapeake Bay Scientific and Technical Advisory Committee and advisory board member to the NSBE Environmental Engineering Special Interest Group as well as T.R.E.E. (Together Restoring Economic Empowerment) an organization committed environmental and economic justice. She is on the School of Business Advisory Board for Columbia Southern University and she is the founder of a new organization, Destination Liberation, which is dedicated to exposing, educating, and empowering young women in Selma through international travel.

She is an author and has published two anthologies. It’s Just High School: Inspiring Reflections of the Beauty, Pain and Pressure of High School and EmpowerMoments for the Everyday Woman: A 31 Day Devotional to Empower Your Womanhood. Chanceé resides in Washington, DC with her husband Dwight R. Russell and her rambunctious son Amari K. Russell.

 

Tiffany Robinson is currently a Senior Planner for The City of West Hollywood, managing the Citywide Bike Share Program, WeHo Pedals and serving as the Bike Share Coordinator. She has over 13 years of planning experience in local, regional and statewide planning projects.

Before moving to the West Coast, Tiffany lived in New Jersey and worked for The RBA Group on projects involving bicycle and pedestrian facility planning, scenic byways, trails, open space and recreational master plans, and the New Jersey Department of Transportation’s Safe Routes to School and Pedestrian Safe Corridor initiatives. She was one of the founding members of the American Planning Association’s New Jersey Chapter Ethnic and Cultural Diversity Committee (ECDC), which was created in 2009 to actively promote and increase awareness among APA-NJ members for socially equitable planning that embraces the diversity and unique perspectives found in communities across the State. In addition, she served as a Trustee and Outreach Chair for Bike&Walk Montclair, a local bicyclist and pedestrian advocacy group.

Tiffany holds a Bachelor of Arts in Urban Studies and Public Policy from Boston University. When she’s not in the office, she’s creating a new playlist on Spotify, kicking back at the beach, checking out the latest foodie pop-up, searching for a great documentary, or planning her next adventure!

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Paul A.Toliver is an over 30 year veteran in the transportation field. In the 80s he was the Deputy GM and Chief Transportation Officer at San Francisco Muni, from there he moved on to King County in Washington where he was the Director of Transportation, and finally he ended his public sector career as the Chief Operating Officer at the Detroit Department of Transportation. He is currently the principal for New Age Industries consulting, a transportation and technology marketing and consulting firm focusing on establishing and managing relationship for clients with new and emerging technologies.He holds a MBA from University of Cincinnati, Carl H. Lindner College of Business.

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June A. Grant is the founding principal of Blink!Lab Architecture. Sheis an architect and designer whose work focuses on the intersection of technology and the re-socialization of urban space. As a design lead she has more than 15 years of experience in master planning, architecture, interior design and bespoke fabrication.

Integral to her approach is an avid belief in experimentation.  Combined with her high energy and aptitude for innovation, June is heavily involved in front-end conceptualization of her projects. Her contributions have been consistently recognized for their rational yet provocative approach: always resolving complex issues and client goals. She has a Masters in Architecture from Yale and was project manager in designing the first Space Station on Earth (NASA Ames Research Center).

 

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Black Kids in Outer Space interviews Damien Goodmon. Goodmon is currently the Executive Director of Housing is a Human right.

He was founder and former Executive Director of the nonprofit Crenshaw Subway Coalition (“CSC”). CSC and it’s successor organization the Citizens’ Campaign to Fix the Expo Rail Line seeks to empower stakeholder groups in the area of Crenshaw-Leimert Park-Hyde Park and highlight the issues of equitable and community-centered transportation planning in the pursuit of racial and economic justice for South Los Angeles. As a result of the organization’s efforts, over $1.5 billion additional dollars have been invested in the mass transit infrastructure of Southwest Los Angeles, including the Leimert Park Village and Farmdale stations and the Crenshaw-LAX light rail line.

At 21, Mr. Goodmon was named to the national staff of the Wesley Clark for President 2004 campaign, where among other duties he was responsible for supervising the development of over 400 student-community groups across the U.S. as the National Student Coordinator. In that role, Mr. Goodmon devised and executed the campaign’s campus outreach strategy, which emphasized improving traditional student outreach by utilizing interactive technologies, such as the internet, as a communication and organizational tool, and youth marketing tactics proven outside the political realm. After the 2004 election, Mr. Goodmon served as the Senior Communications Advisor and National Spokesman for StopJohnRoberts.com, a media campaign and grassroots network of activists organized to oppose the nomination of John Roberts to the United States Supreme Court. Mr. Goodmon has been a guest lecturer on issues of transportation, environmental justice and social activism at the University of Southern California and California State University-Los Angeles.

He is a lead subject of the award-winning documentary Beyond the Echo of the Drum, which premiered to standing room only audiences at the prestigious 2013 Cannes Film Festival Short Film Corner in France. Damien Wesley Clark Goodmon is a graduate of Loyola High School and studied at the University of Washington, where he was a player on the nationally ranked Huskies football team. A fourth-generation Angelino and descendant of Charles and L.M. Blodgett, Mr. Goodmon currently lives in Leimert Park, where he is a past Co-Chair of the community’s neighborhood council. His family has lived in South Central Los Angeles for over 100 years.