COMMITTEES
JUSTICE EQUITY DIVERSITY INCLUSIVITY (JEDI)

AIA-LA & SO-CAL NOMA | J.E.D.I

What is J.E.D.I?

A joint AIA|LA and SoCal NOMA committee with the purpose of advancing issues of justice, equity, diversity and inclusion within the architecture profession where:

JUSTICE is acknowledging and denouncing racism, removing barriers, and promoting equitable opportunities in the profession for all individuals;

EQUITY is allocating resources to ensure every practitioner has access to the same opportunities and outcomes;

DIVERSITY is encompassing an array of practitioners who represent varied experiences and perspectives;

INCLUSION is fostering a sense of belonging for all voices and perspectives to feel welcomed, respected, supported and valued to fully participate.

J.E.D.I Committee’s Mission/Function:
We seek to advance issues of justice, equity, diversity and inclusion within the architecture profession. The committee can find itself most productive as a body to listen and understand the deeper issues, to facilitate and inspire commitment and action, to develop programs and initiatives that influence mission-congruent decisions, and to demonstrate progress through findings of measuring, reporting and accountability tools.

PREVIOUS YEARS

UPCOMING EVENTS
Deadline: 02.10.21
Tell Your Journey Tell Your Journey
As we celebrate Black History Month, the AIALA J.E.D.I. committee invites our Black members to share a piece of their journey, whether professional or personal.
03.03.21
Where are My People? Hispanic and Latinx in Architecture with Dr. Kendall A. Nicholson
Our first 2021 session will focus on where we are today, by discussing the findings of the Where are My People? Hispanic and Latinx in Architecture survey with the author Kendall A. Nicholson.

PAST EVENTS
01.19.21
Roundtable Discussion: Paul Revere Williams Day Working Group
Paul Revere Williams Day is envisioned as a yearly event series that raises awareness, builds connections, and reinforces our efforts to improve the diversity of our pipeline for AEC professions.

COMMITTEE CHAIRS
CHAIR
Joshua Foster, Assoc. AIA
CHAIR
Leslie Sydnor, AIA
VICE CHAIR
Genelle Brooks-Petty, Assoc. AIA
VICE CHAIR
Ziba Ghassemi, AIA
STAFF LIAISON
Will Wright, Hon. AIA|LA

CREDITS
PHOTO: Banner: Kaiser Permanente, Kraemer Radiation Oncology Center. Yazdani Studio of Cannon Design. Detail of image by: Bruce Damonte