Bilal Walker is an ethnographer, educator, and advocate, leading change in his community in Newark, New Jersey. Alongside his wife Breeona, Bilal founded Al Munir LLC, which consults with schools, non-profits, and grassroots organizations to develop policy agendas and community engagement initiatives. Bilal is raising awareness about the connection between pollution and health by educating his community about healthy food and lifestyle choices, which are also important for stopping climate change. Creating community gardens and micro-farms on vacant lots, like Jannah on Grafton, has been a place-making and place-keeping strategy to advance health equity, workforce readiness, entrepreneurship, and policy change to improve community health, wealth, and prosperity.
Tri-State (CT, NJ, NY): Episode #
—Wednesday, November 15, 2023
Bilal Walker: Place-Making and Place-Keeping As An Act of Faith
Place-Making and Place-Keeping As An Act of Faith