IIDA WI had a successful first ever virtual Design Speaks Annual Meeting on June 23rd. We've put together a recap on our blog. Click here to learn more about our 2019-2020 Volunteer of the Year, our Bronze Award from Headquarters and recognize outgoing board members.
TUESDAY, August 18 [Virtual]: IIDA WI Book Club - Welcoming Erica Turner!
Breaking Book Club news!
Haven't finished reading yet?! No worries! We have a new date, new time, and have secured a special moderator - Nuturing Diversity Partners! All are welcome to register at no cost to members or non-members. Reading the selected book is not a requirement to register. We encourage members and guests to refer to IIDA-WI's Equity and Social Action resources for additional ways to engage with the topic of race, equity, and inclusion.
In response to national discourse, our second book selection encourages our members and design community to reflect, learn and participate. So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo provides a thorough examination of race in America and the tools to talk constructively about race. We will hold space for uncomfortable conversations with the knowledge that discomfort talking about race is a symptom of a “color blind” society. Let discomfort fuel you towards change, growth, new perspectives, and equitable action. Virtual discussion will be held as an open and thought-provoking space to connect and discuss.
Once Again - reading is encouraged, but not required to join!
A virtual link will be sent to all who register on our website. The event is free, but you will need to purchase your own digital or printed copy of the book.
Questions or book suggestions? Contact [email protected].
Wednesday, September 23 [Virtual]: Capitol Day - Speak to your Legislators
Connect with your lawmakers for the first time or the twentieth time from the comfort of your office or home on Virtual Capitol Day. Speak to your legislators and let your voice be heard about the importance of the interior design profession. Engaging lawmakers early and often helps pave the way for future legislation while connecting them with voters in their district.
If a virtual meeting or phone calls is too intimidating, use the power of the pen or email to tell Representatives and Senators your story and involvement in interior design.
Thursday, September 10 [Virtual]: Advocacy Forum
Still nervous? Virtually attend the Advocacy Forum over Zoom on September 10th from 12:00-1:00pm. Registration is FREE for members only. Registrants will receive contact information for their legislators, an invitation packet, and an editable script.
Questions about Advocacy? Attend the Advocacy Forum to ask questions and discover the importance of connecting with government officials. We want you to have the tools for a successful Virtual Capitol Day and beyond.
For additional information, please contact our VP of Advocacy: [email protected]
CANCELLED [Cottage Grove]: 2020 On Par Golf Outing
Is it 2021 yet?! Sad to announce the 2020 On Par Golf Outing is cancelled. Hope to see you all at next year's outing!
THIS FALL [Mount Mary Univsersity]: Professional Development Courses
Do you want to enhance your design skills from the seat of your own couch? Mount Mary University in Milwaukee, WI will be offering three ONLINE design-related courses this fall. Click here to learn more about this exciting opportunity!
Questions? Contact Gigi Szeklinski at [email protected] or (414) 704-2085
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Visit our website to learn more about our ongoing Advocacy efforts to support the interior design community throughout Wisconsin.
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