JE:DI Task Force

The goal of this group is to provide guidance, advice and accountability. To survey everything we do at AIA Seattle through the lens of our EDI goals.

AIA Seattle is committed to identifying, naming, and dismantling systemic discrimination within the architecture community in order to nurture universal inclusion and fairness in the built environment, for the communities we impact, both locally and nationally.

WHAT WE DO
The JE:DI Task Force is a resource to the board, staff and committee leaders of AIA Seattle in the planning and execution of programs and services for AIA members and the public, as related to the topics of justice, diversity, inclusion and equity.

Goals and Areas of Action

  1. Access to the Profession
  2. Relationship Building
  3. Continuing Education Training
  4. Advocacy
  5. AIA Seattle – The Organization

UPDATES FROM THE JE:DI TASK FORCE

AIA Seattle’s JE:DI Task Force would like to invite you to join AIA Seattle’s Public Policy Board for a review of current and proposed policies related to housing in Seattle. This program will address topics including racial justice, displacement, missing middle housing, and get you ready for the critical debates ahead.

https://aiaseattle.org/event/seattle-housing-policy-update/

HOW TO GET INVOLVED
Architects choose this profession out of a passion to make our communities better. Never has that urge been more important. We can and must act to make a difference — through our commitment to anti-racism, our design work, our intercultural understanding, our community leadership, and our workplace practices. We must begin by listening to the diverse communities we serve.

We accept the hard work ahead and take it on with humility. Please help us. Add to our learning and our dialogue with your thoughts and ideas. Speak up where you believe we should be better.

JE:DI task force members are appointed by the Task Force Chairs; the group is comprised of 7-8 AIA members in good standing that represent the diversity of membership. Please contact the Task Force Chairs to be considered.

Contact JE:DI Task Force

OTHER COMMITTEES & GROUPS THAT MAY OF INTEREST
Join Women in Design Committee
Join Diversity Roundtable
Join Young Architects Forum
Apply to participate in Laddership
Learn more about NOMA NW and their Call-to-Action

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

Readings

Videos/Webinars

CEUs

Policy Resources/How-tos

 

2020-2021 JE:DI TASK FORCE
Terms end August 2023

Committee Chair(s):

  • Whitney Lewis  Assoc. AIA (co-chair) | GGLO Design
  • Rob Misel AIA (co-chair) | Miller Hull Partnership
  • Michele Hill AIA (co-chair) | Broderick Architects
  • Michelle Yates AIA | Bassetti Architects
  • Susan Frieson AIA | Weber Thompson
  • Amarpreet Sethi Assoc. AIA | Enviro Passiv
  • Osama Quotah AIA | LMN Architects
  • Contact the Committee Chair(s):

    jedi@aiaseattle.org

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