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Membership of the Advisory Group for the Inwood Sacred Site (AGISS)

The AGISS was formed to provide recommendations to BRC regarding how best to develop the site in a way that appropriately honors the African and Indigenous peoples who once lived and honored the land. AGISS is comprised of descendants of African and Indigenous peoples, Inwood’s community residents and leaders, historians, advocates, and BRC staff.

Membership of the AGISS Includes:

Meredith Horsford (Chair)

Executive Director, Dyckman Farmhouse Museum

Chief Ayanda Ifadara Clarke

Ajibilu Awo of Osogbo, Founder and CEO, THE FADARA GROUP, LLC

Carol Stevens

Church of the Good Shepherd Justice, Peace, and Integrity of Creation Ministry

Curtis Zunigha

Cultural Resources Director, Delaware Tribe of Indians

Don Rice

Inwood historian

Gene Peters

Board Trustee, The Schomburg Corporation

John T. Reddick

Historian & planner

Karen Taylor

Executive Director, While We Are Still Here

Elizabeth Lorris Ritter

Chair, CB12 Parks & Cultural Affairs Committee

Maria Lizardo

Executive Director, NMIC (Northern Manhattan Improvement Corporation)

Natalie Espino

Cultural Affairs Specialist, Manhattan Borough President's Office

Nicole Clare

Chief Real Estate Development Officer, BRC

Sandra Harris

President, Washington Heights & Inwood Chamber of Commerce


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