National Building Museum

Equity in the Built Environment: Black Women Build - Baltimore

Wednesday, April 13, 2022
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Learn about Black Women Build – Baltimore (BWBB), a home ownership and wealth building initiative. Shelley Halstead, founder, and Chanelle Austin, participant in BWBB talk about how training Black women in carpentry, electrical, and plumbing provides them with the opportunity to buy the house they worked on at an affordable price, as well as enter a trades’ related field, if they desire. The initiative’s work is focused on restoring vacant and deteriorated houses in West Baltimore.

This program continues the National Building Museum's Equity in the Built Environment series of conversations that focus on how buildings, landscapes, interiors, and streets can be the cause of—and, more important, the cure for—social and racial disparities.


This program will be presented live via Zoom. Click here to receive the link to attend the webinar.

 BWBB Etting Before BWBB Etting After 



Images: Etting Street facades before (l) and after (r). Images courtesy of Black Woment Build - Baltimore

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