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The Design Justice Symposium centers anti-racism, racial and social justice, equity, environmental justice, disability justice, and/or other forms of justice that work toward countering systemic oppression in design education and practice. This symposium creates space to engage in work that is necessary in disrupting and dismantling oppressive design through educational and workshop opportunities.

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About the Symposium

Antionette Carroll, Keynote

Antionette D. Carroll is the Founder and CEO of Creative Reaction Lab, a civic engagement and design social enterprise building healthier and more inclusive cities. Throughout her career, Antionette has worked for social justice, human rights, and diversity and inclusion nonprofits. She is TED Fellow.

Symposium Schedule

Friday March, 29

9:00-9:30AM Opening Session in McNeal Hall

9:30-11:30AM Workshops in McNeal Hall

11:30AM-1:00PM Bussing, Lunch, and Affinity Group Meetups

1:00-1:50PM Keynote in Rapson Hall

2:00-4:00PM Workshops in Rapson Hall

4:00-4:30PM Ending Session in Rapson Hall

4:30-6:00PM Social in Rapson Hall

Register for the Symposium

Registration is free for students and volunteering faculty/staff or $50 for non-students. Registration is required to attend and secures your spot at the symposium along with lunch, parking, and raffle entries.

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Morning Workshops

From 9:30-11:20AM, Design Justice Symposium workshops will be held in McNeal Hall on the Saint Paul campus.

Afternoon Workshops

From 2:00-3:50PM, Design Justice Symposium workshops will be held in Rapson Hall on the East Bank campus.

Symposium Sponsors

AIGA Minnesota, Diversity & Inclusion Committee