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Initial statement from the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA), , in response to the murders of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, and Breonna Taylor, and in support of all who have suffered under systemic white supremacy, police brutality, and oppression:
"Racial inequality and injustice are present across countless areas of our lives, including the design industry. IDSA shares our support in solidarity with the Black community and is committed to listening, learning, and being an active participant in building a better, more equitable future."
IDSA is dedicated to backing up these words with specific, concrete actions and will update you on our progress as we work for real change, for you and with you. Currently, we are assembling a Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Council and educating ourselves on how to do better and be better.
If you would like to join IDSA's Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Council (DEIC), with the aim of effecting meaningful change in the design industry and in our communities, or if you would like to add to the list of resources below, please contact Communications Manager Leah Pickett.
From Nobl Collective:
: A Google Spreadsheet with resources for training, hiring, teaching, and more.
Whether you’re a leader or not, with this template from Rachel Cargle (Patreon account)
Understand that “.” As Shenequa Golding writes, "I don’t know who decided that being professional was loosely defined as being divorced of total humanity, but whoever did they’ve aided, unintentionally maybe, in a unique form of suffocation."
- | "Connecting Black designers to ourselves, both within and across disciplines (on Instagram)
- | "A Twitter Directory of Accomplished Black Designers in the Industry"
- | by Mireille Charper (on Instagram)
- | Social Justice in Medicine Coalition at USC (on Instagram)
ORGANIZATIONS TO SUPPORT
- | The 5013c non-profit, founded by designer Antoinette Carroll, is "building a youth-led, community-centered movement of a new type of Civic Leader: ."
- | The campaign's mission is grounded in identifying solutions, providing research and data to organizers and policymakers, and advocating to end police violence nationwide.
- | The racial justice organization is working to "move decision-makers in corporations and government to create a more human and less hostile world for Black people in America."
Disclaimer: IDSA is not affiliated with these organizations and recommends that individuals conduct their own research before donating or engaging.