MTA/AIA presents Out of the Pandemic: A Forum on Visionary Policies for Safe, Healthy, and Green Schools and Colleges
Detalis: June 3, 2021 | 4 - 5:30 pm | Via Zoom
Sen. Jason Lewis, 5th Middlesex District
Sen. Joanne Comerford, Hampshire, Franklin & Worcester District
Dr. Erika Eitland, Director, Human Experience Lab, Perkins & Will Architects
Merrie Najimy, President, Massachusetts Teachers Association
Carolyn Sarno Goldthwaite, Senior Director, Advanced Efficiency Solutions, Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships (NEEP)
Renee Loth, Boston Globe (Moderator)
Hosted by UMass Amherst Department of Architecture
Sponsored by the Massachusetts Teachers Association (MTA) and the American Institute of Architects Massachusetts (AIA Massachusetts)
Before the pandemic Massachusetts students walked into schools of vastly different conditions, reproducing in architecture the enormous inequality that is a defining feature of our State. The distance between the investment in schools in our most and least privileged districts is as wide as in any state. The pandemic has only exacerbated these inequities.
In this hour and a half conversation key leaders representing school administrators, public health advocates, teachers, environmentalists and members of the Massachusetts Legislature will explore proposed legislation and investment opportunities that can achieve the safe, healthy and green schools Massachusetts students need. They will take questions and brainstorm ideas for better architecture and better policy.