Design For Humanity
Reflecting on years of inequality, the IIDA Wisconsin Board of Directors encourages our members and design community to reflect, learn and participate in balancing the social injustices in our nation. As humans, it is our social responsibility to be a cause for change in the lives of black people and people of color.
Design represents change; change in space, in community and in people. Within design, we are responsible for creating spaces that uplift those who are oppressed, spaces that encourage and support equity within our communities.
Moving forward, IIDA WI commits to be a catalyst for this change. We will use our resources to bring opportunities forward to participate, donate, educate, watch and listen to the world around us.
We urge you to join the conversation and help make our collective future a better place than where we started.
Black Lives Matter - Human rights movement campaigning against violence and systemic racism towards Black people. Find your local BLM chapter here.
Campaign Zero - The comprehensive platform of research-based policy solutions to end police brutality in America.
Color of Change - Progressive nonprofit civil rights advocacy organization.
Center for Racial Justice in Education - Organization training and empowering educators to dismantle patterns of racism and injustice in schools.
The Innocence Project - Nonprofit legal organization committed to exonerating wrongly-accused individuals and reforming the criminal justice system.
Marsha P. Johnson Institute - Organization working to end violence against Black trans women across the United States.
The Marshall Project - Nonprofit online journalism organization focusing on criminal justice.
The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund - Leading United States civil rights organization and law firm.
Hip Hop Architecture*- a one week intensive experience, designed to introduce under represented youth to architecture, urban planning, creative place making and economic development through the lens of hip hop culture.