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: https://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 firstname.lastname@example.org or Amy Rosen at email@example.com.
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