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Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in Design Webinar

Join NAACP's Centering Equity in the Sustainable Building Sector (CESBS) Initiative, the National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA), and the Social Economic Environmental Design (SEED) Network to learn about Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (JEDI) in design and architecture, in the U.S. Building and sustainability professionals and community activists can sign up to explore a case study about a collaborative effort to create a community benefits agreement in response to the development of the new Stadium for the Oakland A's in the West Oakland community. The design project was selected through a national 2020 NOMA-NAACP-SEED Awards program that was juried by twelve nationally recognized activists, educators and practitioners of JEDI in design.

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Pathways to Equity Case Study

Learn more about the Pathways to Equity case study directly from project designers and team members by attending this afternoon SEED training and certification session on Friday, August 27 from 2 - 5:30 PM ET. Each JEDI session is worth 2.5 AIA-CES HSW learning units. The series will continue through September 2021. Register for any individual session or more. Only one SEED session is required for SEED certification. Scholarships are available upon request. For more information, contact bbell@ncsu.edu or slee@naacpnet.org

Bird's eye view of a digital rendering of a baseball stadium within a city landscape next to a waterfront.
A woman stands in front of a white sign with red text reading WEST OAKLAND ENVIRONMENTAL INDICATORS PROJECT and looks to the distance.
A group of people are seated in a circle in a room with a blackboard wall that reads OAKLAND.
A man stands and speaks before a group of people seated around tables.
View of a room of people seated and watching a presentation, including workers in the back rows wearing orange and yellow construction vests.
Bird's eye view of a digital rendering of a baseball stadium within a city landscape next to a waterfront.
A woman stands in front of a white sign with red text reading WEST OAKLAND ENVIRONMENTAL INDICATORS PROJECT and looks to the distance.
A group of people are seated in a circle in a room with a blackboard wall that reads OAKLAND.
A man stands and speaks before a group of people seated around tables.
View of a room of people seated and watching a presentation, including workers in the back rows wearing orange and yellow construction vests.
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The goals of the project were to research Community Benefits Agreements (CBAs), create an engagement for input from the community, and provide a list of informed benefits for West Oakland Environmental Indicators Project (WOEIP) to bring to the table.
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Ms Margaret Gordon, community leader and WOEIP co-director, shepherds the resident-led, community-based environmental justice organization dedicated to achieving healthy homes, healthy jobs and healthy neighborhoods for all in West Oakland, California.
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This collaboration is a project of Pathways to Equity, a leadership and team building training program with the ethos that uses a systems design approach to achieve equity as a foundation in all practices.
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WOEIP leveraged the design and planning skills of an interdisciplinary team to support community-centered negotiations for an equity-based CBA.
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Throughout this multi-year engagement with WOEIP, an interdisciplinary team of architects, designers and planners helped facilitate community dialogues to produce a research document reflecting a wide range of community concerns and priorities.
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