AIGA DC stands against racism, and with the Black community.
We stand against not just individual acts of hate — like the murder of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and so many others — but the systems of oppression and inequity that allow them to continue.
We stand alongside anyone putting in work to educate themselves on all forms of racism, to acknowledge their privileges, and to push for inclusion and equity in the workplace and society at large.
We pledge to continuously challenge ourselves to seek out our own biases as we organize experiences for you. We understand we have a platform to highlight local creatives and leaders, and we intend to handle this responsibility with care.
We are taking these stands and other active steps to ensure our values infuse everything we do in service of you and our community.
For now, we’d like to put our non-profit dollars where we can. We are donating $500 each to:
If you can, please consider supporting them or similar organizations as well.
If you need a place to connect with your community, you can join us on the AIGA DC D&I Slack. Or reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you’re looking for ways to educate yourself on being anti-racist, there are resources available.
We understand that our work needs to be continuous and long-term, not overshadowed by the next viral headline. We will be steadfast. We will hold ourselves accountable, and ask that you hold us and each other accountable too.
Stay safe and be well,
AIGA DC Board of Directors