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.


COMMITTEE CHAIRS
CHAIR
Genelle Brooks-Petty, Assoc. AIA
CHAIR
Carmen Suero, Assoc. AIA
VICE CHAIR
Johanna Hauser, AIA
PAST CHAIR
Joshua Foster, Assoc. AIA
PAST CHAIR
Leslie Sydnor, 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