As we have witnessed over the past month, students and alumni from across the world, in solidarity with the BLM Movement, have been demanding that schools of architecture address the systemic racism embedded within their institutions. These letters and the signatures that support them embody a moment of political inertia within the architecture community. This grassroots effort, led by students, alumni, and faculty, to challenge the power dynamic that has governed our academies and our offices for generations is essential if we are to create an equitable future for the profession.
Yale NOMAS and YSoA Equality in Design which recently formed a chapter, wrote a letter to the School, conducted their own town hall, and is currently in discussion with the Dean and administration about enacting changes to the curriculum. With little to no funding from the School, students are leading the charge and urgently need our support.
Who is Yale NOMAS?
The mission of the Yale National Organization of Minority Architecture Students (Yale NOMAS ) is to champion diversity within the design profession by promoting the academic excellence, community engagement and professional development of its student members. Our chapter strives to foster greater inclusion, unity and representation of a plurality of voices at the YSoA by creating spaces and opportunities for peer-to-peer and alumni mentorship, increased cultural exposure to and engagement with a more variegated architectural discourse and meaningful partnerships with the New Haven community.
Who is YSoA EID?
Equality in Design is a student led organization that seeks to promote diverse voices in the design community. EID's role strives to look beyond YSoA, to ensure openness and a will to seek multiple perspectives in design. We seek to provide a platform that values the plurality of ideas and conversations through events, partnerships, talks etc associated or indirectly related to design.
This gofundme campaign is not endorsed by, directly affiliated with, maintained, authorized, or sponsored by the Yale School of Architecture or Yale University. Your contributions will be given directly to Yale NOMAS and YSoA EID.
- Dorthula Green
- Zach Huelsing
- Nicole Doan
- Sasha Zwiebel
- Alex Kim
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