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NOMA Student Symposium: Voices for Action: Change at Colleges and Universities

September 24, 2020 at 6:30pm
September 24, 2020 at 8:30pm

At the dawn of a worldwide reckoning of systemic practices perpetuating race-based inequity, efforts to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion are at the forefront of discussions across all industries and disciplines. The field of architecture as a whole has become increasingly aware of its support of exclusionary practices at every level of the profession. The industry at large is at long last evaluating its practices and procedures. We now turn the lens toward the architecture education system and ask the tough questions about its role in these practices.

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SoCal NOMA and SCI-Arc present a student-led symposium to explore how schools can move beyond this moment in history and take meaningful action. We will hear the voices of students across several SoCal institutions who will lead the conversation and share their experiences. This symposium will help in developing an awareness of the issues that lead to a lack of diversity in systems of architectural education. It will give students a chance to voice their concerns, make suggestions, and demand change. A Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Challenge for Colleges and Universities will be unveiled outlining actions that will help the architecture education industry become more equitable. Join us Thursday, September 24, 2020 6:30pm.