Opportunities for Equity in Design
One hundred years later, the life of the colored American is still sadly crippled by the manacle of segregation and the chains of discrimination."
Equity in Education DesignWe’re also protecting the legacies of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU’s) with pro bono grant writing support. Five institutions have been awarded $270,000 of grants through the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s Cultural Heritage Stewardship Initiative. These grants fund preservation planning developed in collaboration with the campus community including students, faculty, staff, and stakeholders.
Celebrating the Community with ArtMinimizing systematic racism and fostering the beloved community can also be about celebration. Our design for the Arte Noir space in Seattle restores the Black creative community with a place that celebrates the gift of art. Collaborating with a Black-led client team of community leaders, the space was designed for artists to display their work and gather with neighbors and creators in a place intentionally built for them. Now more than ever, designers must take advantage of our privilege by advocating for access to education, fair housing, public policies, and empowerment. We must always find the courage to speak out and take action against human indignities wherever we see them in our communities. I implore and advocate that we all take time to reflect on the sacrifices so many have made and vow to create a better future for all of us through our work and our service to our communities. Coincidently, The King Center’s focus for this year’s Martin Luther King Day celebration is the beloved community.
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