Festival Panels

Panel Listings

Land Stewardship || 12- 12:45 pm

Restoration of Our Communities through Land Honor Practice

Tawkiyah Jordan || Blackspace Atlanta || Moderator


Neith Sankofa || Neith Sankofa

Kamau Franklin || Community Movement Builders

Sagdrina Jalal || Sage D. Consulting

Arts Panel || 1- 1:45

Art for Art’s Sake: The Responsibility of the Arts in Preservation

Grace Kim || Another Helping || Moderator


lauri stallings || glo

Artemus Jenkins || Peters Street Station

Brittany Williams || Brittany Williams

Julissa White- Smith || MINT Gallery

Preservation Panel || 1- 1:45

The Nuts and Bolts of Preservation

Kristin Halloran || Cooper Cary || Moderator


Leslie Spencer || Sankofa Cultural Resources

Matt Adams, CNU- A || Interim Assistant Director || Office of Design, Historic Preservation Studio

Natalyn Archibong || The Law Offices of Natalyn Archibong

Arts Panel || 2- 2:45

Craft Traditions as Preservation ||

The Preservation of Craft as a Memorial to the Future Self

Nedra Deadwyler || Save Your Spaces || Moderator


Malik Jalal || Artist

Tanzy Ward || Zanathia Jewlery

Victoria Garcia || Highway Immigrante

Elisa Woods || Works by Elisa

Preserving Queer Histories and Legacies || 2:00- 2:45


Nedra Deadwyler || Save Your Spaces


Dave Hayward || Touching Up Our Roots

Maria Helena Dolan || Touch Up Our Roots

Charles Stephens || The Counter the Narrative

Leslie Spencer || Sankofa Cultural Resources

Preservation Panel || 3-3:45

The Power of Place

Moderator || LeJuarno Varnell || Sweet Auburn Works


Dr. Shari Williams || The Ridge Macon County Archaeology Project

Tanya Debose || Preserving Communities of Color

Edith Kelman || The BiRacial History Project

Evening Sessions- Doors 5:30 start promptly at 6 pm

Inspire || Filmmakers/ Documentaries & Panels

Moderator || King Williams

Sedrick Lakpa || United Storytellers || Preserving Black Atlanta

Edith Kelman || BiRacial History Project || Undying Faith

Dr. Shari Williams || The Ridge Macon County Archaeology Project || The Ridge Project

Lauren Jones || Yes.Please || Welcome In Day

Moderator || Nedra Deadwyler || Save Your Spaces

Hope Iglehart || Historic Athens || Old South

Moderator || James Tyler || Urban Creek Conservation and Recreation Corps

Chris Jarrett || Slim Film Productions || Home Again: A Bike Ride to A Bike Race

***FRIDAY NIGHT|| Artemus Jenkins || Peters Street Station

Additional Festival Sessions and Workshops

More About the Save Your Spaces Festival

Our Festival will be hosted in two amazing spaces on Saturday, May 21, 2022 that offer the perfect setting for community members to gather and make actionable change in historic preservation.

The Ke’nekt

10:00 am- 4:oo pm

Located in the Westview Community, The Ke’nekt Cooperative is a hyperlocal community think tank of where global ideas are not only explored in theory, but developed and invested into by the very community in which they live with cooperative economics.

Create ATL

6:00pm - 11:00 pm

Located in Adair Park, Create ATL is a collaboration space that brings together powerful neighbors and the business leaders of tomorrow.

Still Undecided about Attending?

WHO SHOULD ATTEND: Anyone who is intrigued by local history, wants to contribute to storytelling, have a (his/her)story to preserve, curious and wants to learn more about cultural heritage and create ways to preserve that embraces one’s own culture.

WHY ATTEND: Build a network of community-selected and designated heritage and historic sites, join in on educational and skill-building programs, get involved or create your own project, and more!

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