June 10-12, Various times

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Links to virtual meeting spaces forthcoming

Virtual W+iD Breakfast Club: How to be an Antiracist

We have pivoted our June Breakfast club to respond to the moment and will be gathering in virtual sessions 6/10-6/12 for small group discussions

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Virtual W+iD Breakfast Club: How to be an Antiracist

Time & Location

June 10-12, Various times

Links to virtual meeting spaces forthcoming

About the Event

We understand that the recent protests throughout our country are not in reaction to a single event, but to the decades of intentional and systemic racism that pervades our society. We also recognize that as a community of design professionals committed to making our allied industries more diverse, more inclusive, and more equitable, as it stands today, we are a group of primarily white and privileged women. We must use our privilege, our talents, our resources, and our platform to be allies to historically marginalized people of color.  

As a first step in an effort to offer support to our community and as an opportunity for growth, we have pivoted the June Breakfast Club subject matter to better understand the historic inequities within our society, encourage those within our organization to scrutinize ourselves, explore tools for important and oftentimes uncomfortable conversations, learn how to confront racism, and understand how to be an effective ally.

The event will involve virtual, small group discussions, each led by a facilitator, surrounding questions posed by Ibram X. Kendi, author of “How to be an Antiracist.” No need to have read the book to participate in the discussion, but we do encourage all to give it a read eventually, if you have not already.

Our intention is to create a space for constructive dialogue and support. We do not have all of the answers, but we are striving to learn, grow, and advocate. As with all of our events, women of all races are welcome to join.

Visit our Social Justice Resources page to learn more about the socio-political climate we live in and how you can start to make a difference as a designer and as a person.  

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