Nothing became more clear during 2020 than the importance of community connection.
The 2020 pandemic has also shone a light on the inequities in cities and the recognition that communities are the backbone of every urban ecosystem.
During this difficult year, Jane’s Walk made the leap to a largely digital Festival with great success. The opportunity afforded dozens of city festivals to connect online and celebrate Jane’s Walk together in real time. This serendipitous discovery will be incorporated into the ongoing growth and development of the movement, while we also aim to get back on the streets as soon as it’s safe.
The seeds of the Jane’s Walk movement were cultivated by the ideas and work of the late Jane Jacobs whose writing and activism is one of many examples of people-centered urbanism. As she herself wrote “Cities have the capability of providing something for everybody, only because, and only when, they are created by everybody.” Her advocacy for civic discourse inspired many to critically analyze the stories and developments of communities.
As Jane’s Walk has flourished globally, critical examination of Jacobs’ work has been influential in our drive to encourage walks and experiences that examine structural inequities in communities, the exlusion of people of color, queer people, those experiencing deep financial hardships, personal impairments, or combinations thereof. We believe it is in keeping with her legacy to continue to critically question how community voices can meaningfully shape cities.
With your encouragement and financial support, we know Jane’s Walk will continue to grow and flourish for many years to come.
Thank you in advance for supporting Jane’s Walk. We continue to be grateful for your support.
Jane’s Walk is a charitable project based in Toronto and we depend on donor support to build and maintain the global movement of walking conversations.
Jane’s Walk is a project of MakeWay. MakeWay will process all donations made through this platform.
Thank you in advance for your generosity and commitment to Jane’s Walk.
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