WHAT CAN WE DO NOW? HOW DO WE ACT?
We are continuing to learn about these issues and are listening to others, but here are some ideas for how designers, planners, and others who impact the built environment can take action now. This includes reflecting on how we as individuals, our workplaces, and our collective industries uphold and contribute to white supremacy and structural racism, listening to BIPOC who have been writing, speaking and working on these issues for generations, working to make changes in our workplaces and institutions that represent us professionally, and financially supporting organizations and existing efforts to redistribute resources where they are needed.
We encourage everyone to set up a recurring donation to one or more of the organizations listed below so we continue to contribute to these efforts in a sustained way into the future. Ask your employer to match your donation and encourage them to donate as a business/organization!
LOCAL TWIN CITIES ORGANIZATIONS: