2015 NOMA NATIONAL CONFERENCE KEYNOTE SPEAKERS
The National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA) is pleased to announce the 43rd Annual International Conference & Exposition, taking place October 15-17, 2015 at the Sheraton New Orleans in downtown New Orleans, Louisiana. The Conference theme this year is RISE: Social Justice by Design. While the design profession has seen a shift towards a more socially-conscious practice in recent years, NOMA has always been an organization centered around community engagement and social justice through the design process. With that in mind, this year, we are challenging our members and partners to rise in support of diversity in the profession and design justice in our communities.
Rosa will be speaking at 8:30am on Friday October 16th about the call to action for both women and men to help realize the goal of equitable practice to advance architecture and communicate the value of design to society. At NOMA RISE this year in New Orleans, she will be talking about how Bias & Privilege needs to be discussed more before we can begin to move the needle towards equitable practice. In the EQxD Get Real Blog series, the challenges of NOT talking about Bias & Privilege are explored by individuals from different vantage points of architectural practice.