Positioning Yourself on the Spectrum of Intersectional Identities
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When: Saturday, July 27, 2019
10:00 AM
Where: Anderson Brulé Architects
325 S First Street
San Jose
United States
Contact: Erica Snyder

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Gain empathy and self-reflection skills to become a better communicator, and develop more meaningful client/business relationships.

Learning Objectives

     Bring empathy towards others’ lived experiences for a better understanding of biases in society;

     Bring a self-awareness of unintended bias in the workplace;

     Establish a self-reflective practice to contextualize personal identity;

     Build an awareness of personal power and privilege;

     Establish a reference vocabulary for personal introspection






Shalini Agrawal

Shalini Agrawal is trained as an architect and brings over 25 years of experience in community-engaged practice and pedagogy.She is founder of Public Design for Equity, an equity-driven practice for equity-driven outcomes; co-director of Pathways to Equity, a design leadership program for social equity; and founder of FIELD Design Network, a forum that builds capacity for underrepresented designers. She is Associate Professor in Diversity Studies at California College of the Arts where she teaches at the intersection of design and community engagement. Shalini is a board member of Association for Community Design and Architects, Designers, Planners for Social Responsibility. She is an invited speaker and workshop facilitator at several national conferences and has been awarded the Interior Design Education Council's award for Community Service. She is a Leaderspring Fellow in the Women of Color 2020 Leaders cohort. Shalini is a contributing author to the new publications Design for Democracy: Techniques for Collective Creativity and Public Interest Design Education Guidebook.