Ayako Shapiro

Ayako Shapiro

Community Engagement Specialist


Community Engagement
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I help create avenues to integrate the needs and voices of affected communities into the planning and decision-making process of our clients. This can take many shapes, from planning equity workshops to writing a series of blog posts. My pre-PRR and current body of work centers on diversity equity and inclusion, with an emphasis on racial equity. Working at PRR gives me the opportunity to support a variety of projects alongside an incredibly intelligent and passionate team on issues that affect so many in our region. Outside of work, I’m on the Pratt Fine Arts board, teach youth dance classes, practice yoga, and get outside whenever I can.

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Vision statement of anti-racism.

An anti-racist PRR dismantles systems of advantage based on race when and wherever possible. We engage staff of all racial identities in dismantling white supremacy culture at work. This  includes personal ideologies, beliefs, and behaviors. And, it includes removing white supremacy culture from the systems, cultural messages, institutional policies, procedures, and practices that PRR and our staff interact with and inform. We believe it is not enough to be “not racist.” We must be “anti-racist.”