We are pleased to announce that we will be hosting the Creative Reaction Lab for the Equity by Design Bootcamp Series: New York. The bootcamp will take place the weekend of June 7-9 at DSI.
The Equity by Design Bootcamp Series is an engaging weekend with a community of people interested in co-designing better, more equitable futures. The weekend will kick off with an interactive discussion over dinner to begin to lay the foundation of Equity-Centered Community Design (ECCD), exploring personal identity + power and how they relate to humility and empathy. The next day, participants will take a deep dive into ECCD using a local systemic challenge to explore the process in teams ultimately practicing ideation, rapid prototyping, and testing + learning of their co-created approaches. The weekend will come full circle with activities and discussion of integrating ECCD into participants’ mindsets with implications for future ongoing practice.
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Creative Reaction Lab is creating a youth-led, community-centered movement and professional pipeline challenging racial and health inequities in the education, media, health, and government sectors. Striving to change the way people address systemic oppression, we have pioneered a social justice form of creative problem solving called Equity-Centered Community Design (ECCD) to be the curricular foundation of our work. ECCD is based on equity, humility-building, integrating history and healing practices, addressing power dynamics, and co-creating with the community. With this mindset, we serve as redesigners for justice, building a movement of Equity Designers and Design Allies challenging systemic oppression across multiple identities.