Maurice Woods: Empowering Next Generation of Black + Brown Designers

Maurice Woods, co-founder of Inneract Project and Principle Designer at Microsoft talks with us about recent events, the work he’s doing with Inneract Project and where do we go from here? About Inneract Project Inneract Project empowers underrepresented youth through design education and links them to opportunities to explore design in career and life. Inneract

Jordan Coffey: The Privilege of Design

In this talk, Jordan will be discussing the Privilege of Design. BIO: Jordan Coffey believes that design can save the world. As a designer & scientist, he believes it is quintessential to learn from our past, in order to build a more sustainable future. Through an empathy-driven, Jane Jacobs-like approach to design; we can understand

Design to Amplify Voices Around the World

Creativity is proving to be one of the driving forces of social activism and change. How we use design to amplify diverse voices and crucial initiatives are top of mind. Join, Sophia Yeshi, graphic designer, and Illustrator, as she shares her passion to create work to celebrate and amplify Black Women, Women of Color, and

Black Lives Matter is Not a Design Sprint

Firebrand founder Schessa Garbutt, author of viral essay “Black Lives Matter is Not a Design Challenge,” will be expanding on that text and discussing what allyship looks like for professional designers as we move away from performative, one-time actions and into life-long unlearning. Schessa (she/they) is the founder and creative force behind Firebrand. She has