Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
AIGA encourages diversity in design education, discourse, and practice to strengthen and expand the relevance of design in all areas of society.
Despite progress made over the course of AIGA’s 100-year history, there are vast opportunities to support a more diverse audience of design students, practitioners, managers, thinkers, enthusiasts, clients, consumers, and policy makers.
Recent passionate conversations among AIGA members have catalyzed the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Initiative to augment ongoing AIGA programs with new ideas and resources that take a comprehensive approach, considering race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, ability and disability, age, and other factors that shape creative perspective and professional experience.
Introductory Learning List
Curated by the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion task force, this learning list is a great foundation for designers that are on the beginning of the social justice learning curve, and will help you to think critically about equity, inclusion, privilege, and bias throughout your work.
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More from the DEI Task Force
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Task Force
George Garrastegui Jr.
AIGA New York
Impact Reports and Town Halls
In 2016 and 2017, the AIGA Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion taskforce compiled an annual impact report—a summary of its key milestones and learnings that year. These reports are a testimony to the engagement of the task force and its influence in shaping the conversation around these issues across AIGA chapters and beyond.
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