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Equity, Diversity, Inclusion

Equity, diversity, and inclusion are fundamental to the values reflected in our code of professional ethics and must be fostered throughout our organization, the profession, our workplaces, and communities. We strive to cultivate a sense of safety and belonging for all individuals while creating an atmosphere of deep collaboration that cuts across demographic and hierarchical lines.

Interested in shaping the conversation around equity, diversity, and inclusion within the BSA community? Join the EDI Network.

When designers come together to change the systems that perpetuate violence and cruelty, we will harness our energies to create more just, equitable, and inclusive communities. We must work together as a community and through our practice to change these systems. We do not have the answer, but we will not stop until there is no longer a question of whether we live in a just world. There are many steps still to be taken, but the below is a start to educate ourselves and be aware of the challenges at hand.

Equity in Practice Resource Guide

This resource guide was created by the BSA's Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Knowledge Community. The purpose of the guide is to serve as a condensed version of the AIA Guides to Equitable Practice—an entry point for members and member firms looking to tackle big issues around equity, diversity and inclusion in the profession.

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Note: If you're going to purchase books, we suggest Frugal Bookstore, the only Black-owned bookstore in Boston.


*Note: This is a constantly evolving resource, if you have suggestions please contact [email protected].