SVCC Forums

Date: June 1
Time: 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Location: Billy Defrank LGBTQ Community center

938 The Alameda
San Jose,CAUnited States

Please join the Silicon Valley City Center for a thought provoking forum discussion on Designing for Diversity: Gender Inclusive Spaces. We will have panelists from the LGBTQ community, higher education, and our own design community to help understand the emotional aspects and design constraints associated with designing gender inclusive spaces. 

This event offers CEU credits.

Bonnie Sugiyama is the Director of the San Jose State University PRIDE Center and Gender Equity Center. She has worked in higher education for over 10 years serving students of multiple identities. In the community, Bonnie serves as the Vice President of the Board of Directors for Adolescent Counseling Services (ACS), the parent organization of Outlet, an LGBTQ youth services program; and is a board member of BAYMEC (Bay Area Municipal Elections Committee), an LGBTQ political action committee.  She holds a BS in Management Information Systems and a MA in Educational Technology from California State University, Sacramento.

Kerra Macdonald is a designer with a background encompassing multiple design disciplines that she utilizes as a Brand Designer at Gensler’s San Jose office. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Design from San Jose State University, and has since combined her knowledge of interior design with her work in environmental graphics, brand design, wayfinding, and signage. Kerra is drawn to the experiences that can be created when multiple disciplines collide, and how the result affects her clients and the local community. As a member of the LGBTQ community she also feels a personal investment in embracing and empowering diversity and equity through design.

Gabrielle Antolovich is the President of the Billy Defrank LGBTQ Community center. 

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