Back To All Events

Fireside Chat with Jhana Senxian: “Co-creating Community Transformation, Healing, and Systems Change”

November 3, 2021 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm The Guild Register

Join us and be inspired by the accomplishments and vision of Jhana Senxian, a Dorchester native who knows first-hand the power, beauty and opportunity that exist within Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) communities despite the many challenges and limitations. The first woman in her family to attend college, she earned degrees from Brandeis and Harvard, and has conducted extensive global and national research on sustainability as well as the essential elements of healthy, flourishing, multigenerational communities. In 2010 she led the formation of The Guild in her home neighborhood, a unique, social enterprise and ecosystem owned and led by people of color, focused on building capacity through economic development and systems change.

Through Jhana’s leadership, more than 200,000 community members are served globally by The Guild’s services in health and wellness, art and culture, business creation, education, public policy change, and other initiatives. Presently underway, The Sanctuary Development, a new 190,000SF mixed-use project led by The Guild in Boston, will provide growth opportunities for BIPOC businesses and residents, as well as offer a hub for community enrichment and cross-industry partnerships. Specific to the AEC industry, building capacity for BIPOC firms will be a focus – identifying gaps for skill development, creating new business and education opportunities, as well as measuring outcomes.


Come learn more about Jhana’s bold vision to move the needle of economic and social justice in Boston and across the country, including the important role that AEC industry partners can serve as catalysts for transformational change.



The Guild
260 Washington Street
Dorchester, MA
+ Google Map

PWC is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization founded in 1980. Contributions are tax deductible.

Website created by circle S studio