UIC Design Joins Diversify by Design Coalition
UIC Design is proud to be welcomed as an educational partner of Diversify by Design (DxD), a coalition of NGOs, grassroots organizations, corporations, agencies, associations, educational institutions and individuals with a shared mission to catalyze racial equity and justice in the design professions.
For decades, BIPOC designers have shared powerful stories that reveal the obstacles they’ve faced (and continue to face) in developing and applying their talents: lack of opportunity, awareness, access, advancement, support, and empowerment. Simultaneously, many have been doing the hard work of developing resources and programs to circumvent these obstacles, yet haven’t received consistent support to make the impact that’s needed.
Diversify by Design recognizes that the work ahead belongs to all of us. The DxD coalition brings together design-driven initiatives and disparate voices from all sectors, identifies best practices for cross-sector collaboration, and develops initiatives to diversify the design ecosystem from the ground up.