Beya Jimenez on Making Urbanism Antiracist

As part of YIMBY Action’s Speaker Series, Beya participated in a discussion on “Making Urbanism Antiracist”.

Our fourth talk was by Beya Jimenez, who is the Director of Economic Opportunity at the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce and a board member of Abundant Housing Massachusetts. Beya helped organize YIMBYTown 2018 in Dorchester, and she spoke movingly and frankly about bridging the gap between the conference and the larger Dorchester community. Beya also addressed head-on the reputation that Boston has as a racist city, and reflected on what progress she thinks has and hasn’t been made.