Equity Resources: October 28 Edition

The Equity, Diversity, and Inclusiveness Committee continues its series on racial equity in architecture. From podcasts to film to Instagram accounts worth following, we’re rounding up the best in relevant resources to keep working toward a more equitable profession.


The Color of Law

The Color of Law addresses how segregation in America—the incessant kind that continues to dog our major cities and has contributed to so much recent social strife—is the byproduct of explicit government policies at the local, state, and federal level.

*Note: Catch the webinar in this link, as well


National Organization of Minority Architects – Colorado

Get introduced and stay up to date with the newly formed NOMA Colorado chapter!



400 FORWARD was named in light of the 400th living African American woman who became a licensed architect in 2017 (out of over 115,000 total licensed in the US). Did you know women represent 20% of licensed architects, and black women only .3%? This initiative aims to seek out and support the next 400 licensed women architects with an underlying focus on African American girls through exposure, mentorship, and financial assistance.


Women in Architecture | Livestream

“Women in Architecture” is a digital-mapping projection produced by the AIA Colorado EDI Committee, Night Lights Denver and Tend Studio. The initiative recognizes the presence of women in the field of architecture across Colorado, celebrates their contributions and aims to change a culture through representation, as just 30 percent of AIA Colorado members are female or nonbinary. The projection only runs until October 31 in downtown Denver, so catch this livestream if you miss it.


International Living Future Institute’s™ JUST™ program

The International Living Future Institute’s™ JUST™ program is a voluntary disclosure program and tool for all types and sizes of organizations. JUST is, quite simply, a call to social justice action. It is not a verification or certification program. Rather, the program provides an innovative transparency platform for organizations to reveal much about their operations, including how they treat their employees and where they make financial and community investments.



Remember to vote! If you haven’t already mailed your ballot, plan instead to find an official ballot drop box or make a plan to vote in person.

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