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Tuesday, February 22 2022
6:30pm - 9:00pm

How Design Thinking Protects White Supremacy

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White supremacy and its values have been constructed into our societal structures and norms - including those found in design.

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“White supremacy culture is the ideology that white people and the ideas, thoughts, beliefs, and actions of white people are superior to People of Color and their ideas, thoughts, beliefs, and actions. White supremacy culture is reproduced by all the institutions of our society” (Dismantling Racism).

Believing that “systems produce what they were designed to produce.” (National Equity Project)\, it is essential that we examine the many values + narratives that inform decision-making of people who hold power to affect outcomes - which includes each of us.

Building upon the work of Dismantling Racism, together we will dive deeper into defining white supremacy and how it shows up in our behaviors, explore how white supremacy is upheld in the ideologies and practices of design thinking, and examine how we might shift mindsets to more equitable, diverse, and inclusive practice. Breakout rooms and Q&A will be used to help deepen learning. 

Intended for those in the beginning stages of learning about white supremacy culture and curious about its connection to design, in this 2.5-hour virtual learning engagement, learners will:

NOTE: Each session will be recorded and made available to registrants for a limited time following the live session.


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