Inclusive Community Resilience Building in East Boston

THU, NOV 1, 2018 (1:02:03)

Three local leaders in East Boston are taking steps to engage diverse residents in activities to help foster community resilience because of climate change effects. These panelists discuss why they do their work, how it is making a positive difference, and how more people can get involved to foster community resilience.

Panelists include Magdalena Ayed of Harborkeepers, Alex DeFronzo of Piers Park Sailing Center, and Kannan Thiruvengadam of Eastie Farm.

Image: Eastie Farm

+ BIO: Kannan Thiruvengadam

Thiruvengadam founded Eastie Farm to improve food access and community resilience by developing interactive urban agricultural spaces, where residents of all ages and backgrounds are encouraged to learn and take part in the production of healthy, locally grown, and culturally relevant foods.

+ BIO: Magdalena Ayed

Ayed founded Harborkeepers to build coastal community resiliency and foster environmentalstewardship through education, engagement, and advocacy.

+ BIO: Alex DeFronzo

DeFronzo is the Executive Director of Piers Park Sailing Center, which offers 100 percent accessible recreational, educational, and personal growth opportunities for people of all ages and abilities in Boston Harbor. Piers Park empowers participants to become stewards of a stronger community, advocates for a healthy Boston Harbor, and leaders of individual and family wellness.

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