Equity-Centered Design Workshop by Creative Reaction Lab

Creative Reaction Lab

GWU's Interaction Design Program (IxD) in the Corcoran School of the Arts and Design is proud to welcome Antionette Carroll and Hilary Sedovic from Creative Reaction Lab to present their award-winning Equity-Centered Community Design Workshop. GW students, faculty, staff, and members of the local community are all invited to apply.

Date/Time: Nov 12, 2019, 1-5p (Reception to follow)

Location: Corcoran School of the Arts + Design, George Washington University, 500 W. 17th St., Washington, DC 20006. (Exact location will be emailed to accepted participants.)

APPLICATIONS ARE REQUIRED DUE TO LIMITED CAPACITY. Apply HERE by Oct 1, 2019. Participants will be notified by Oct 15, 2019.



What are the roles of equity, history, and power in design? How might we design more equitable communities and systems? In this interactive introductory workshop, participants will learn about and apply award-winning Equity-Centered Community Design strategies to examine how their own identities shape design and decision-making in collaborative processes, explore and practice inviting diverse co-creators to the table, and begin to develop the foundation for becoming an equity designer and design ally.

Presenter Bios:

Antionette D. Carroll is the Founder and CEO of Creative Reaction Lab, a nonprofit educating and deploying youth leadership to challenge racial inequities impacting Black and Latinx populations. Within this capacity, she has pioneered a new, award-winning form of creative problem solving called Equity-Centered Community Design (named a Fast Company World Changing Idea Finalist in General Excellence and Urban Design). Antionette has received several recognitions and awards including being named a 2018 Echoing Green Global Fellow, TED Fellow, and Camelback Ventures Fellow.

Additionally, in 2014, Antionette was named the Founding Chair of the Diversity and Inclusion Task Force of AIGA: The Professional Association of Design. Currently, she’s an AIGA National Board Director and Chair Emerita of the Task Force working on long-term strategic initiatives such as the Design Census Program with Google and national Design for Inclusivity Summit with Microsoft. She’s the co-founder of the Design + Diversity Conference and Fellowship.

Antionette is also an international speaker and facilitator, previously speaking at TED, Capital One, Harvard, Stanford University, Microsoft, NASA, TEDxHerndon and TEDxGatewayArch, AIGA National Conference, The Ohio State University, and more.

Hilary Sedovic, LMSW is a social work professional who specializes in designing programs that promote equitable community outcomes through systems change. As Learning + Education Manager at Creative Reaction Lab, she designs and facilitates workshops that support institutions and individuals seeking to better understand and center equity and inclusion in their practice, develops curricula and other tools for the Equity-Centered Community Design process, and manages ongoing evaluation strategy. A systems thinker and self-proclaimed evaluation geek, Hilary is forever contemplating interconnectedness, process, leverage points, outcomes, access, empowerment, and equity. She is a founding member of the Evaluation Association of St. Louis.

Hilary also supports her local community as a lead facilitator of the Witnessing Whiteness program through YWCA Metro St. Louis, guiding racially-caucused white groups of community participants through facilitated discussion and activities to support positive racial identity development that will spur action toward dismantling racism and promoting racial equity.

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