New NAACP Report Offers Guidelines for Equitable Community Involvement

by Jacqui Patterson, Mandy Lee, Garry Harris, and Esther Obonyo

Community activists attend a Philadelphia zoning board meeting. Photo: Jacqui Patterson
The network of the Centering Equity in the Sustainable Building Sector Initiative includes more than 600 working group members, partners, and supporters, representing more than 30 states and a wide range of backgrounds and perspectives. Photos: Felicia Davis — October 2019 CESBS Working Retreat Attendees in Virginia Beach; Jacqui Patterson — August 2018 CESBS Launch Summit Attendees in Pittsburgh

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The Spectrum of Community Engagement to Ownership, Image: Facilitating Power
The Chicago Mobile Makerspace, a 2020 NOMA NAACP SEED Award Winner for Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in Design, embodies the idea of meeting people where they are. Photo: Chicago Mobile Makers

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