When we move in ways that we are forbidden by the ecology of inequality, we start to create new possibilities, says Mindy Fullilove. This is how we rupture what we are stuck in. This talk invites people to observe the 2019 400th anniversary of the first Africans landing at Jamestown using their superpower of “sense of place.” Mindy Thompson Fullilove, MD, is a professor of urban policy and health at The New School, having moved there in 2016 after 26 years at New York State Psychiatric Institute and Columbia University.

Her research examines the mental health effects of environmental processes such as violence, segregation, and urban renewal.
In 2004, she worked with colleagues in Upper Manhattan to start the CLIMB project, which has advocated for re-investment in the area’s cliffside parks. In 2007, she helped found the University of Orange in her hometown of Orange, NJ. The UofO is a collective offering free courses in urban culture so that students can become more active in determining the future of their city.

In 2016, author Dr. Fullilove was named an honorary member of the American Institute of Architects for “advancing architecture and urban planning through her expansive knowledge of cities and the relationship between the built environment and the wellness of society.”