Fred Ward grew up on the east side of Cleveland, known as the Cleveland Crescent, in various areas that were formerly redlined and that are nearly 100% African American. In this tough environment Fred became a gang leader and was convicted of major crimes at age 18. In prison Fred reformed himself, attended college, and was released more than 20 years ago. Since then he has distinguished himself as a virtuous leader in Cleveland, leading programs that improve conditions and lives in the distressed neighborhoods in which he grew up. Fred is a social entrepreneur, founded the Khnemu Foundation, and is one of Western Reserve Land Conservancy's primary urban partners.
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- D11. Reimagining Land Trusts as Leaders of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Justice
September 17, 2022
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM