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WHAT’S MISSING in the College of Design?

Thursday, January 31 at 3:30pm to 5:30pm

Lawrence Hall, Room 198, Dean's Office
1190 Franklin Boulevard, Eugene, OR

“WHAT’S MISSING in the College of Design?”

a series of discussions around intersectionality, inclusion, diversity, justice, and equity in the College of Design

All College of Design students, faculty, and staff are welcome!

January 31 discussion topic: WOMEN IN DESIGN

3:30–3:45 p.m. Gathering, socializing

3:45–4:00 p.m. Welcome from Dean Christoph Lindner

and a summary of issues discussed at the fall term “What’s Missing” gathering from Associate Dean Liska Chan

4:00–4:45 p.m. group discussion about women in design

4:45–5:30 p.m. casual conversation/refreshments

In November we discussed issues and concerns around feelings of being welcomed to and in the College. We discussed barriers to diversity such as finances and socio-economics, identity, isolation, college/campus divide, etc. We discussed topics that people feel are important to share in-depth, such as building bridges to the UO Multicultural Center and CoDaC (Center on Diversity and Community), making graduate school accessible to people of color, bridging majors to create more interdisciplinary work, mental health inclusion, etc.

Our topic this term is “WOMEN IN DESIGN”.  With so many issues emerging lately in the news regarding barriers to professional growth and success for women--understanding this word intersectionally--in design, this discussion will center on how those issues manifest and ways they can possibly be addressed in the UO College of Design.