Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Mini-Series: juliette spertus

Dirty Work: Waste, Cities and Considerations for Urban Design

Thursday, September 24, 4 p.m. EST

Hosted by ARC 307

Juliette Spertus
Co-founder, ClosedLoops
Project Manager in Sustainability Programs, New York City Housing Authority

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Mini-Series: Brandi Mack and Shelley Davis Roberts

Thursday, September 17, 4 p.m. EST

Hosted by ARC 604 and ARC 607

Brandi Mack
Community Liaison, Designing Justice + Designing Spaces

Shelley Davis Roberts
Architectural Associate, Designing Justice + Designing Spaces

virtual town hall forum

Tuesday, June 23, 5-6 p.m. EST

The forum will be facilitated by two leaders from outside our school:

  • Peter M. Willner, Director, El-Hindi Center for Dialogue InterFaith Works of CNY
  • Karen Davis, College of Engineering, Assistant Dean of Inclusive Excellence

Event 1 discussion

Thursday, July 16, 5-6 p.m. EST
How should we talk about Racial Injustice? Contextualizing disparities to dismantle harmful narratives

Moderators: Yutaka Sho, Joseph Godlewski, Abingo Wu and Lori Brown

By beginning to understand the history of race and slavery, we will discuss structural racism, inequity, inequality, and bias that are at the forefront of racial discrimination that exists today and how we participate within these structures.

Event 2 Discussion

Thursday, July 23, 5-6 p.m. EST
Racism versus stereotyping

Alumna Priscilla Almendariz will lead a discussion centering experiences of students of color and the intersections of racism and stereotyping. 

Priscilla Almendariz ’18 (MArch) is a recent graduate of Syracuse University where she received her Master of Architecture earning the Alpha Rho Chi medal for leadership. With a passion for urban planning, her master’s thesis focuses on the delocalization of walkability and urbanism in large US cities, focusing on the city of Dallas. While in New York City, she interned for ODA working on 3D graphic design for high-rise projects. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from The University of Texas in Arlington in 2014. Professionally, she is an Associate member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) serving on the Communities by Design Committee. Priscilla is a Project Coordinator in the Pontious Studio at GFF, Inc. where she’s currently focusing on multifamily projects and working towards licensure in the state of Texas.

Event 3 Discussion

Thursday, August 13, 5-6 p.m. EST
Anti-racism: What does it mean?

Alumna Tya Winn will lead a discussion about anti-racism

Tya Winn ’09 (BArch) is the Director of Project Planning & Design at Habitat for Humanity Philadelphia. She currently serves as a board member of the National Organization of Minority Architecture and the co-chair of the Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in Education committee of AIA Philadelphia. Additionally, she supports the Movement for Black Lives and #DAPCollective and is an active member of the “Design Justice League.”