Diversity & Inclusion Committee

AIA New York’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee seeks to provoke a dialogue about diversity issues and give agency to issues of inclusion and representation. The profession is undergoing changes and faces enormous challenges with regards to climate change, energy consumption, and health needs. The practice's shifting cultural landscape requires all of us to diversify.

In 2008, the AIA National Board recognized that a key strategic initiative required the enlistment of “new talents and new insights to address the critical issues of our time and future generations. The outcome will be a strengthened, more highly valued, and esteemed profession capable of reaching into constituencies previously underserved.” The local committee’s role works to match that of the Diversity & Inclusion Council at the National level. At the local level, we need to turn toward action items and ideas that articulate and promote diversity.

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General Committee Meetings are held the 4th Monday of the Month from 6:30-8pm at the Center for Architecture, unless otherwise noted. 

Diversity and Inclusion Committee Co-chairs:
Venesa Alicea
Danei Cesario

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