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Race in America: Creating a Shared Language

June 29, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm


Before we can address racial injustice and inequities in our community and the profession, we need to get comfortable talking about racism and its impact on our everyday lives.

Join us for an open and honest conversation led by Dr. Kendall Nicholson, Assoc. AIA. He’ll define common terms and provide historical context for current events. Hear about the lived experiences of people of color in the profession and better understand the obstacles they face.

This session is the first in our JEDI (Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion) series.

About our moderator:

Kendall A. Nicholson, Ed.D, Assoc. AIA, NOMA, LEED GA

Kendall Nicholson is a licensed educator, trained architectural designer, and an avid researcher.  He works as the Director of Research and Information at the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA).  With degrees in architecture, real estate and education, his research explores the discipline of architecture through the lens of a social scientist.  He has presented research internationally and his research interests surround equity, education, and curriculum within the discipline of architecture.

Nationally, his passion for equity and race relations manifests in his role as the lead researcher for the 2016 and 2018 Equity in Architecture Survey sponsored by AIA San Francisco and Equity by Design (EQxD). He also volunteers as a member of the AIA’s Equity and the Future of Architecture board committee and as an at-large director for the AIA National Associate Committee leading a work group on Mentorship and Equity. Locally, Dr. Nicholson serves on the Career and Technical Education Advisory Committee for Chesterfield County Public Schools and has started a term on the AIA Richmond Board of Directors.

This session is presented jointly by AIA Richmond and AIA Virginia

Register online.


June 29, 2020
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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