Join the K-12 IDEA Advisory Group for their Open Meeting featuring, NOMA President and 2021 Whitney M. Young Jr. Award Recipient, Pascale Sablan, FAIA
I Was Asked to Stand lecture educates and empowers the participants to understand the cause and possible solutions to the disparity in the lack of representation, documentation, and acknowledgment of the great works of women and minority architects. How do we, as designers help create a culture of awareness and inclusion? Our engaging program will bring light to inclusion and diversity, helping you to understand and appreciate the great works built by women and diverse designers. You'll discover how they took on an array of challenges, fashioned them into opportunities, and finally, triumphed. You'll also come to see the history of challenges faced, such as the general public's lack of knowledge; how to proactively change the profession; and lastly, how to meet future challenges. You'll leave with these valuable, long-lasting takeaways: (1) a list of collaborative organizations and groups that can help you make a difference; (2) a new-found ability to identify and name women and minority architects and their contributions to the built environment; and (3) a better sense of how architects reach out to the community, as they get diverse children both interested in and on the pipeline to the field.