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IIDA NY Equity Council Mixer
Equity Council invites you to celebrate with us by honoring those in our community who are advancing this work and learning more about this season’s Equity Council programing.
Please join us as we:
- Mingle, Eat, Drink
- Celebrate our Pledge signers
- Reflect as a community on our broader collective efforts
Equity Council was founded in 2020 to foster engagement and accountability toward meaningful change in the design industry. The Council’s mission is to create a more just and equitable design industry by focusing on four key pillars in the workplace: cultures of inclusion, increased racial diversity, education and communication.
Inequities for People of Color (POC) in America are deeply rooted in historical systems of injustice that manifest in all manner of ways, including the built environment. Many organizations are willing to have open conversations about racial equity and want to do the work, but they don’t know where to start.
Equity Council seeks to bridge that gap with the Design Industry Pledge, an agreement that outlines actionable goals. It includes an Assessment tool for signers to measure their progress annually. The Pledge is open to the entire design community and industry partners alike (members and non-members of IIDA NY), including professional associations, project managers, consultants, contractors and others.