Our greatest strength is that we are all not the same. Our differences, cultures, experiences, and talents define our community. AIGA Orlando is committed to exercising Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion through our programming, leadership, and events. We want to continue to increase our efforts, listen, provide resources, serve, and fight alongside our community. We are different from most cities, and let’s continue to be different together because the city isn’t beautiful without you.
Doing What is Necessary.
We seek to continue to educate ourselves and hold ourselves accountable to serve our community better. We are making a promise to Orlando:
Underrepresented populations include women, LGBTQIA+, Black, Hispanic, Native American, or Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islanders, those with disabilities, etc. We will not do what is easy but what is necessary.
What Does This Mean?
We started by looking inward. Where are our holes? How can we do better? Auditing our programming every year.
Being inclusive to more BIPOC creatives in the community
Inviting more diverse leaders and teachers for our events and programming
Throughout the years at AIGA Orlando, we have been fortunate to have a diverse group of individuals who comprise our board. Moving forward, our board will ensure the following:
Mandatory DEI training for board members.
Focused recruiting efforts to reflect the diversity of our local design community.
We continually listen to our members by maintaining an open line of communication.
We reevaluate our DEI goals at our yearly retreats.
Partnering with other organizations to provide resources and opportunities for our members.