AIA National Board Statement on
Systemic Racial Injustice
To our members,
America’s list of racially motivated murders demand action. Eric Garner. Sandra Bland. Michael Brown. Shantel Davis. Atatiana Jefferson. Laquan McDonald. Tony McDade. Pamela Turner. Korryn Gaines. Trayvon Martin. Tamir Rice. Walter Scott. Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and George Floyd. All murdered, because they happened to be black in the United States of America.
There are others, and, sadly, we know there will be more. No words can adequately express the depth of anger, frustration, and national shame for their loss or the more than 1,250 black lives ended by police since January 1, 2015, according to The Washington Post’s database that tracks police shootings.
Each of these lives should be a clarion call to action. They should spur all of us to do more, and that starts by speaking up, clearly, directly, and consistently.
To be clear, the American Institute of Architects supports the protests to stop systemic, state-sanctioned violence against people of color. Period. We support and are committed to efforts to ensure that our profession is part of the solution that finally dismantles systemic racial injustice and violence — the legacy of one of the United States’ original sins, slavery.
AIA MIAMI and MCAD Statement:
The Miami Chapter of the American Institute of Architects and the Miami Center for Architecture & Design stand with our members and our broader community to condemn racism and to take an active role in eliminating the racial biases that account for numerous social, economic and health disparities, and most importantly, result in the loss of human lives – Black lives.
We encourage all to get involved and take action in working to stop racial inequality and to support diversity, inclusion, equality, and justice for ALL people.
KEEPING BUSINESS RELATIONSHIPS HEALTHY THROUGH THE PANDEMIC
Harvard Business Review writers
Ted Waldron and James Wetherbe write about keeping up business relationships through the pandemic.
Covid-19 has forced businesses to maintain and build relationships with consumers when their world has been upended. Businesses are now facing tension between generating sales during a period of extreme economic hardship and respecting the threats to life and livelihood that have altered consumer priorities and preferences.
TOWNHALL 10 – . Wednesday, June 10 at noon.
ALLIED MEMBERS TALK SHOP: MANUFACTURING & THE SUPPLY CHAIN. Please join AIA Miami for a panel discussion on major challenges faced in the post-COVID world of Manufacturing and keeping the supply chain strong. Pre-register for the Zoom meeting here. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER once you pre-register, Zoom will give you the link to attend the online discussion. You can pre-register at any time.
MCAD PRESENTS: URBAN RE-DESIGN: CITIES – Friday, July 17 at noon
Join MCAD and the APA for a conversation about urban design of Parks and Public Spaces post COVID
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