Inclusivity Roundtable – Students & Faculty

Date: September 15
Time: 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Price: Free

Location: Inclusivity Roundtable – Students & Faculty

The IIDA Southern California Chapter has partnered with us in our Equity Initiative to fight against systemic racism in our society and inequity in the interior design field.

Please join us in an interactive Q&A with fellow students and faculty to share your insights, ideas, and concerns about inclusivity and diversity in the interior design community. We want to hear and learn from you about your expectations of our industry, while we gather ideas on how we can make the change that is needed today.

We want your input and urge you to join the conversation to be part of this impactful discussion!

Co-Hosts:
Sarah McNally, Ind. IIDA, VP City Centers
Miguel Perez, Ind. IIDA, VP Student Affairs
Jillian Potts, Ind. IIDA, VP Student Affairs

Moderator:
Christine Peter, Ind. IIDA, IIDA Southern California VP of Advocacy

 


ABOUT THE INITIATIVE

We believe that Interior Design plays a key role in protecting the health, safety, and welfare of the public, and design has the power to heal and bring people together. However, we must all collectively take action in order to make real progress. Therefore, IIDA Northern California Chapter is launching a series of Equity Initiatives to fight against systemic racism in our society and inequity in the interior design field. Please join us in our effort and programs, which will include a virtual conversation series, community outreach, and mentorship programs. 

“Confronting racism, injustice, and a need for equity is critical to moving forward… We know that design is but one small part of that larger equation—so why not start with the change we can most immediately affect?” – Cheryl Durst

A Letter from Cheryl Durst and IIDA

 


SUGGESTED READING LIST

Kia Weatherspoon: “Determined by Design: Kia Weatherspoon on Equity, Empathy, and Real Engagement” (6/2/2020)

Craig Wilkins: It’s Time for Architects to Accept Responsibility” (7/21/2020)

Kimberly Dowdell: “Racism is built into U.S. cities. Here’s how architects can fight back” (6/3/2020)

Schessa Garbutt: “Black Lives Matter is Not a Design Challenge” (6/2/2020)

Tiffany Brown: “Stepping Up: Tiffany Brown on Leadership and Opportunity” (6/10/2020)

Design As Protest: Harvard GSD: “Design as Protest: How can designers stand for, fight for, and build an anti-racist future?” (6/22/2020)


Additional Reference Material

Books

1. White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard For White People ToTalk About Racism – Robin DiAngelo

2. How to be An Anti Racist – Ibram X. Kendi

3. The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America – Richard Rothstein

4. So You Want to Talk About Race – Ijeoma Oluo

5. Freedom is a Constant Struggle – Angela Davis

6. Between the World and Me – Ta-Nehisi Coates

7. Me and White Supremacy – Layla F. Saad

8. Race and Modern Architecture- Irene Cheng, Charles L. Davis II, Mabel O. Wlison

 

Films

1. Selma

2. I Am Not Your Negro

3. 13th

4. The Hate U Give

5. When They See Us

6. Just Mercy

7. Fruitvale Station

 

Podcasts

About Race – Reni Eddo-Lodge

Architecture is Political – Melissa Daniel

Intersectionality Matters! – Kimberle Crenshaw

Code Switch – NPR

1619 – The New York Times

Pod Save the People – DeRay Mckesson

The Diversity Gap

 

Videos

1.How to Deconstruct Racism One Headline at a Time

https://www.ted.com/talks/baratunde_thurston_how_to_deconstruct_racism_one_headline_at_a_time/up-next?utm_source=linkedin.com&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=tedspread

2.Black Americans Have Seen Their Principles Completely Delegitimatized | The Daily Social Distancing Show – Trevor Noah

https://www.newsandguts.com/video/trevor-noah-black-americans-have-seen-their-principles-completely-delegitimized/

3.W.Kamau Bell on Black Lives Matter and the Importance of Showing Your Work

https://youtu.be/73DBeuN0ek8

4.Black Americans in the Workplace | The Daily Social Distancing Show – Trevor Noah

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wALwzjVwM7g

5.We Cannot Stay Silent About George Floyd | Patriot Act Digital Exclusive | Netflix – Hasan Minhaj

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i_FE78X-qdY

Articles

15 ARCHITECTS ON BEING BLACK IN ARCHITECTURE

https://www.culturedmag.com/15-architects-on-being-black-in-architecture/

Imani Day: Building a Centralized Equity Framework into Architecture

https://www.architectmagazine.com/practice/imani-day-building-a-centralized-equity-framework-into-architecture_o           

Here’s Why the Design Industry Lacks Diversity and How it Will Change

https://www.interiorsandsources.com/article-details/articleid/22854/title/industry-diversity-change

Design As Protest: Harvard GSD: “Design as Protest: How can designers stand for, fight for, and build an anti-racist future?” (6/22/2020)

https://www.gsd.harvard.edu/2020/06/design-as-protest-how-can-designers-stand-for-fight-for-and-build-an-anti-racist-future/

100 Things White People Can do for Racial Justice

https://medium.com/equality-includes-you/what-white-people-can-do-for-racial-justice-f2d18b0e0234

 

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