DEI Virtual BIPOC Presentation

March 2, 2023
12:00 – 1:00 PM EST

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Think about a place where you felt you did not belong. How did it impact your feeling of safety? Now, imagine that place is your school which you attend every day. Do you feel that you can share your feelings with someone? Do you think anyone would listen? Safety and belonging in educational spaces play an essential role in the lives of BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) students. Yet when it comes to designing learning spaces, these students often do not have enough of a voice. Is designer thinking part of the problem? It is essential for designers to understand how students perceive education spaces to build schools that feel inclusive and safe. Our discourse is in response to a survey our team conducted in spring of 2021 titled, “Education and the BIPOC Experience” with a mission to amplify student voices and develop a framework for creating safe inclusive spaces. The conversation will address issues of safety and belonging in educational spaces and the impact of the built environment on the student experience. In this interactive session, we will share our research which led to the development of an educational vision framework. We will highlight the student voices that helped create this process from a series of student engagement programs. Audience members will have the option to share personal insights, impressions, and reactions to the research and how they have witnessed inequity in education. An important part of our research process is sharing what we learn from the students. By participating you are helping us amplify their experience and refine the visioning process and will leave with additional resources and insight to support your efforts to improve education.

This is a free event. No credits are being offered for this event!
Event Sponsor: $250

Zoom link will be sent out on the morning of the event to those who register.

Registration closes on March 1 at 12:00 PM.

Event Sponsors

BRIC Little McGranahan Architects
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