February 13, 2018

Over the course of 26 days, the AIAS Advocacy Task Force will be providing multiple opportunities to start conversations on your local campus about advocacy!  There will be three live panel sessions featuring members from a diverse range of chapters, as well as some faculty members and local professionals.  All panel sessions will be streamed live to the AIAS youtube account on Monday evenings at 7 pm EST.  The schedule of topics will be as follows:

Week 1 | February 19

Issues of Equity in Architectural Education and the Profession

Week 2 | February 26

Issues of Diversity in Architectural Education and the Profession

Week 3 | March 5

Issues of Resiliency in Architectural Education and the Profession

There is currently an open call for student advocates and we would love to have you or one of your members join in and share their perspective!  The call can be found here: http://www.aias.org/call-student-advocates/

In addition to the Advocacy Panels, weekly blog posts will be published right here on the AIAS website!  This week’s post will cover “Advocacy in the Profession”, the second post will discuss “The Relationship Between Part-Time and Full-Time Students”, the third post will discuss “Social Sustainability”, and the final post will discuss “The Disparate Paths to Architecture”.

Finally, look out for Advocacy takeovers on the AIAS National Instagram account (@aiasorg)!  The wonderful members of the Advocacy Task Force will be showcasing a range of advocacy-related events, symposiums, environments, and schools around the country, so stay tuned!

In the spirit of Advocacy Month, please consider joining one of our conversations or starting one of your own on your campus!  And remember, if you are interested in participating in one or more of the live panels, please email Juliet Bibla at jeb442@drexel.edu or Amy Rosen at northeast@aias.org.  


With love,

Juliet Bibla and Amy Rosen

President, AIAS Drexel University 2017-2018, Advocacy Task Force Chair

Director, Northeast Quadrant 2017-2018, Advocacy Task Force Liaison to the BoD