This webinar series begins by presenting a broad view of the impacts of systemic racism in the built environment, and applying learning to examine how our role as designers can disrupt those systems. This two part webinar series introduces the history of racial injustice by presenting case studies, sharing knowledge, engaging in small group discussion, and supporting personal and collective actions of accountability.
This session will provide an overview of examples of how racial injustice is embedded in our built environment. Participants will learn about the history of race-based zoning, redlining, block-busting, racially restrictive covenants, and other determinants of inequity in the built environment. Participants will gain a better understanding of racial segregation in our cities, and the long-lasting impacts that have an influence on current inequities. Participants will engage in small group discussions with facilitated prompts to build understanding and process information presented.
Attendance is required for both sessions to enhance interaction and learning outcomes.