Designing Change: How to advocate for diversity in the DC design space

There’s no question about it. Black and Brown designers make a daily impact on creative industries, including design. Yet AIGA’s 2019 Design Census showed only 11% of those surveyed identified as African American or Hispanic.

This begs the question: How can we improve diversity in design? This is a challenge we must address within the design fields in general, which is crucial for making progress in the DMV.

Join our panel of senior Black and Brown creatives to learn:

  • How they navigate their careers in design
  • How they work to diversify their industry
  • How to support POC designers in the workplace and our community

Participants will get to hear directly from our speakers, moderated by Maurice Cherry – host of the Revision Path podcast – about these topics and more, and will split up into breakouts for an intimate, in-depth exploration. Make sure to select what topic you’d like to explore further when registering and come prepared for a critically important conversation.

About DC Design Week

Built by 100% volunteer power, DC Design Week is an annual celebration of this community, hosted by AIGA DC. Ten percent of all revenue from DCDW events and all profit this year go toward the Design Continuum Fund (DCF) scholarship fund. We believe in fostering the next generation of designers through helping local design-minded and underrepresented students as they pursue their education. Interested in becoming a member? To gain early access to our most exclusive events and year-long discounts, sign up to become a member today!


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This event will be streamed via Zoom. In order to participate fully, attendees should plan to join on the Zoom app via their computer, tablet, or mobile device with enough bandwidth to support viewing video. In order to ensure only those who have registered for the event are able to attend — and to create space for intimate conversations — only those whose display name fully matches the name on our registration list will be admitted from the waiting room. You can find more about joining our virtual events, including how to connect, directions to troubleshoot, and information about our refund policy in our FAQ.

Code of Conduct

All AIGA DC events adhere to our Code of Conduct.

When & Where
Sat, Sep 19, 2020 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM EDT