AIANY International Women's Day Celebration: Inspire Inclusion

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To celebrate International Women’s Day (March 8) and its 2024 theme, #InspireInclusion, the AIANY Women in Architecture Committee is combining our monthly March meeting with a networking event featuring a "fireside chat" with Dr. Sharon Egretta Sutton, FAIA.

A prolific architect, educator, visual artist, musician and author, Dr. Sutton's life story is one of advocacy for social justice. Please join us as Dr. Sutton shares her journey to shift the architecture profession toward a more equitable, diverse and inclusive future. She will motivate us all to #InspireInclusion!

The evening will start with committee announcements, followed by a presentation and a fireside chat with Dr. Sutton, after which attendees can network and mingle over food and beverages provided by our showroom host, AKDO NYC.

Dr. Sharon Egretta Sutton, FAIA, Visiting Professor, Parsons School of Design

About the Speaker:
Dr. Sharon Egretta Sutton is an educator, author, fine artist, and citizen architect with global reach. Currently a distinguished visiting professor at Parsons School of Design, she previously served on the faculties of Columbia University, Pratt Institute, the University of Cincinnati, the University of Michigan, and the University of Washington. Dr. Sutton was the first African American to receive the AIA/ACSA Topaz Medallion for Excellence in Architectural Education and the twelfth African American woman to be licensed to practice architecture in the United States. Her recent books include Pedagogy of a Beloved Community: Pursuing Democracy’s Promise through Place-Based Activism and When Ivory Towers Were Black: A Story about Race in America’s Cities and Universities. Dr. Sutton holds five academic degrees—in music, architecture, philosophy, and psychology and has studied printmaking internationally; her fine art is in the Library of Congress.