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Friday, June 8 • 11:00am - 12:00pm
Racial Justice and Design: Opening Conversation

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How can design support of the larger racial justice movement? As designers of the built environment, can we use our practices to fight institutional racism? Can designers address systemic racial injustice that typically produces issues of economic instability, poverty, and neighborhood disinvestment? In the opening conversation of the convening, we will discuss these questions with practitioners who are thoughtfully integrating racial justice and intersectional outcomes into their work.

This conversation is an extension of the Racial Justice and Design research initiative of ACD, funded by the Surdna Foundation. This initiative seeks to conduct and document research on racial justice and social equity outcomes in community engaged design practice, with the goal of building the capacity of design professionals to fight institutional and systemic racism in the built environment and support the larger movement for racial justice.

Moderators
avatar for Theresa Hwang

Theresa Hwang

Dept. of Places, ACD Board Member
Theresa is a community-engaged designer, educator, and facilitator. She has spent over 12 years focused on equitable cultural and community development with multiple groups and campaigns. Theresa uses methods of mindful dialogue, interactive arts-based workshops, and design-thinking... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Antionette Carroll

Antionette Carroll

President and CEO (Founder), Creative Reaction Lab
Antionette D. Carroll is the Founder and CEO of Creative Reaction Lab, a nonprofit social enterprise designing healthy and racially equitable communities for Black and Latinx populations through education and training programs, community engagement consulting, an online national platform... Read More →
avatar for Christine Gaspar

Christine Gaspar

Center for Urban Pedagogy
Christine Gaspar is Executive Director of the Center for Urban Pedagogy (CUP), a New York-based nonprofit whose mission is to use the power of design and art to increase meaningful civic engagement, particularly among historically underrepresented communities. She partners with designers... Read More →
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Justin Garrett Moore

NYC Public Design Commission, Urban Patch, BlackSpace
Justin Garrett Moore is an urban designer and the executive director of the New York City Public Design Commission. He has extensive experience in urban design and city planning—from large-scale urban systems, policies, and projects to grassroots and community-focused planning... Read More →
avatar for April De Simone

April De Simone

Co-founder, Partner, designing the WE
April De Simone, Co-founder, Partner, designing the WE - has over 15 years of experience in strategically designing, developing and launching for-profit, non-profit and government projects. Continuing to advocate for social innovation, Ms. De Simone is co-creator of various for-purpose... Read More →


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