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
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
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.
- Geographies of Racial Capitalism with Ruth Wilson Gilmore – An Antipode Foundation film
- The Killing of George Floyd and the Origins of American Racism from The New Yorker: Politics and More
- Turning the Lens (Seeing White, Part 1) from Scene on Radio
- How Race Was Made (Seeing White, Part 2) from Scene on Radio
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.”