Session Description

Created by Creative Reaction Lab (CRXLAB), Equity-Centered Community Design is an award-winning creative problem-solving process based on equity, humility-building, and integrating history and healing practices. The process addresses power dynamics and co-creating with the community to achieve sustained community health, economic opportunities, and social and cultural solidarity. As Levitt venues and concerts sites are positioned to catalyze positive change in communities, this session detailed how this framework focuses on a community’s culture and needs so participants could gain tools to help dismantle systemic oppression and create a future with equity for all.


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Antionette Caroll

Antionette Carroll is the Founder, President and CEO of Creative Reaction Lab, a nonprofit educating and deploying youth to challenge racial and health inequities impacting Black and Latinx populations. Within this role, Antionette has pioneered an award-winning form of creative problem solving called Equity-Centered Community Design (named a Fast Company World Changing Idea Finalist). Through this capacity, Antionette has received several recognitions and awards including being named an Aspen Institute Civil Society Fellow, Roddenberry Fellow, Echoing Green Global Fellow, TED Fellow, ADCOLOR Innovator, SXSW Community Service Honoree, Camelback Ventures Fellow, 4.0 Schools Tiny Fellow, St. Louis Visionary Award Honoree for Community Impact, and Essence Magazine Woke 100.