Anti-RacismforDesignProfessionals[Session 2]

Sunday / September 20 / 10:00 AM

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Being anti-racist calls for us to support a radical reordering of society to achieve political, economic, and social equality. As designers, we must ask ourselves: what role can we play to ensure our work isn’t just not racist, but is actively anti-racist? Join Dr. Enid Montague for a hands-on discussion about practicing design with anti-racist principles at the forefront — both how we change the way we do our work as well as the work we do. Dr. Montague will give a short talk and guide a meaningful conversation about how to cultivate anti-racist principles in our own design work.

This intimate workshop and conversation will challenge the way you see yourself and see your work. You’ll get the most out of this event if you come prepared to learn and share with openness and vulnerability.

Reading will be provided beforehand to help ground the discussion.

Please note that this workshop is happening twice - this is for Sunday’s event.


Date & Time

Sunday, September 20

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM




Dr. Enid Montague

Engineer/designer/researcher improving health, wellness, equity and social justice

She | Her | Hers

Dr. Montague is currently an Associate Professor in the college of computing at DePaul University and adjunct professor at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine. She received MS and PhD degrees in Industrial and Systems Engineering from Virginia Tech, specializing in human factors and ergonomics engineering and human computer interaction. Dr. Montague has received numerous awards for her research including the Francis Research Fellowship for research that emphasizes “longer, safer and healthier lives” and a Kl2 award from that National Institutes of Health (NIH) to explore trust in health care systems. She has over 100 peer reviewed publications on topics at the intersection of human technology interaction and healthcare and is currently the director of the Wellness and Health Enhancement Engineering Laboratory (WHEEL).


Platform and Prerequisites

This event will be streamed via Zoom. In order to participate fully, attendees should plan to join on the Zoom app via their computer, tablet, or mobile device with enough bandwidth to support viewing video. In order to ensure only those who have registered for the event are able to attend — and to create space for intimate conversations — only those whose display name fully matches the name on our registration list will be admitted from the waiting room. You can find more about joining our virtual events, including how to connect, directions to troubleshoot, and information about our refund policy in our FAQ.


We want participants to actively participate in the conversation and come in wanting to think, reflect, and share. Please be sure to read the shared pre-reading. While not required, we strongly encourage participants to attend with their video “on” in order to create a more intimate space for conversation.

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