Equity-Based Human Centered Design: A Panel and Community Discussion

Design can often lead to exclusion. In order to support inclusive design across private and public space, we need to better understand how to center the design process in equity. Join us for a panel discussion with representatives from non-profit, private, philanthropic, and corporate sectors. Designers, strategists, consultants, social impact advocates, and community members who strive to lead with equity, you’ll gain insight into the current conversation, best practices, and challenges of equity-based design.

studio b:ask, Social Venture Partners Portland and OpenIDEO Portland Chapter presents:

Equity-based Human Centered Design: A panel and community discussion

Thursday, 4/19 @ Expensify (401 SW 5th Avenue) -- the panel will begin at 6:30; doors open at 6 pm

Tickets: $10*

The panelists for the evening will be:

- Chantal Iribagiza, Research Assistant at The SWEETLabs
- Gui Curi, Founder of Sunny Minds
- Joy Alise Davis, CEO and Founding Partner of Design+Culture Lab
- Lauren Johnson, Senior VP for Community Impact, Social Venture Partners Portland,
- Madison Loew, Consultant at BECOME
- Valerie Armstrong, Design Strategist at Context Partners

Moderating the panel will be Sophia Tzeng, Principal Consultant at Asceta LLC

During this special evening, you can expect the following:

-to learn about specific projects grounded in equity-based design (i.e. case-study based discussion)
-to celebrate successful application of replicable or scalable methodology, strategies or frameworks
-to openly discuss current challenges and opportunities in this space

*Sorry, no refunds! Event proceeds to be donated to Social Venture Partners Portland for community investees and their impact and the OpenIDEO Portland Chapter for future community-based design sprints.

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