Thursday 7th Sep 2017
6:30 – 8:30pm
Put on by AIGA Seattle
How do we improve diversity in the tech and design-related industries? What actions will create a more inclusive industry culture?
In an effort to start a dialog here in our community, AIGA Seattle proudly presents Viewpoints: Maurice Woods on Race + Design, the first event in their new diversity and inclusion programming initiative.
Maurice Woods has spent over 13 years bringing design to underrepresented minority communities. He founded Inneract Project, a San Francisco-based nonprofit organization that provides free design classes and training to underserved youth. For Maurice, his only passion greater than design is using it to give license to young people’s belief in themselves. His organization doesn’t simply teach young people skills for getting a job at a Google—instead it empowers them to find the courage and confidence to start the next Google.
Join AIGA Seattle to hear Maurice discuss strategies for creating a more diverse workforce in design-related fields, including success stories from Inneract Project and challenges he faces in getting communities of color to consider design as a career. A moderated Q&A with Jessica Eggert will follow, and AIGA Seattle will recognize an outstanding alum from their AIGA Link Program with their first annual Link Award.
-via AIGA Seattle