Mar
13
11:00 AM11:00

Dismantling with Design: Creating Equitable Cities @ SXSW

  • 98 San Jacinto Boulevard Austin, TX, 78701 United States (map)
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Did you know that in St. Louis, the average life expectancy of a Black resident is 18 years less than a White resident? Or that in Chicago, Black residents could earn $3,000 more a year if not for racial segregation? Or that the median Latinx household income is 25% less than a White household? What role can design play in addressing these socio-economic and cultural inequities? Through this talk, learn the equity-centered community design process to co-create sustainable and equitable cities.

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Mar
5
1:30 PM13:30

Rethinking History (to Redesign our Present) @ SXSW EDU

  • 500 East Cesar Chavez Street Austin, TX, 78701 United States (map)
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What role does education play in (re)framing the cultural histories of Black and Latinx communities that are often altered or even absent in our telling of the past? In this workshop, CEO of Creative Reaction Lab Antionette Carroll will demonstrate how equity-centered community design can be used to dissect the construction of history and co-create approaches to address current day challenges stemming from historical trauma.

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Mar
1
to Mar 2

Design To Better [Our Community] Summer Academy Program Lead and Mentor Applications Due

Through the intensive six-week summer program, participants will explore Black and Latinx history and current events and learn about ways to make positive change in your community. Then, participants will collaborate with local residents to come up with ideas to address an issue in the community and to make those ideas happen in reality.

We are looking to hire a Program Lead as well as College Mentors to join our team to make the Summer Academy possible.

For full program details, please visit: www.creativereactionlab.com/design-to-better-our-community/

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Mar
1
to Mar 2

Design To Better [Our Community] Summer Academy Student Applications Due

Through the intensive six-week summer program, participants will explore Black and Latinx history and current events and learn about ways to make positive change in your community. Then, participants will collaborate with local residents to come up with ideas to address an issue in the community and to make those ideas happen in reality.

For full program details, please visit: www.creativereactionlab.com/design-to-better-our-community/

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Feb
1
3:00 PM15:00

Rethinking History (to Redesign our Present) @ Venture Cafe

  • The Venture Café Gathering (Havana) (map)
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What role does education play in (re)framing the cultural histories of Black and Latinx communities that are often altered or even absent in our telling of the past? In this workshop, we will demonstrate how Equity-Centered Community Design can be used to dissect the construction of history and co-create approaches to address current day challenges stemming from historical trauma.

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#INCLUDE < ALL >: An Unofficial Strange Loop Event
Sep
29
6:00 PM18:00

#INCLUDE < ALL >: An Unofficial Strange Loop Event

  • Centene Center for Arts and Education (map)
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CoderGirl in conjunction with Blacks in Technology and Creative Reaction Lab is hosting #INCLUDE < all >, an unofficial event of the Strange Loop conference to kick it with people who get hyped about diversity in tech.

We want to give conference attendees coming from all over the nation and world a chance to experience the diverse community of technologists and designers in St. Louis and at Strange Loop. You’ll also have an opportunity to engage in two local design projects, Artwork for Equity and Design to Better [Our City].

We’re excited to announce Netflix as our leading sponsor and want to give thanks to our beer sponsors Schalfly BeerUrban Chestnut Brewing Company, and Charleville Brewing Companyand our space sponsors AIGA St. Louis & the Centene Center for the Arts. Heavy appetizers, beer, wine, water, and soda will be available.

This event is open to people of ALL backgrounds including people of color, non-binary people, LGBTQIA, womxn, and ALLIES. Please attend this event if you are actively excited about promoting the inclusion of underrepresented people in tech. The Strange Loop Conference Code of Conduct also applies to this event. No form of harassment or discrimination will be tolerated, please see the following for more information on our policy: http://www.thestrangeloop.com/policies.html.

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Young Leader For Civic Change College Bootcamp - St. Louis
Aug
19
9:30 AM09:30

Young Leader For Civic Change College Bootcamp - St. Louis

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Come together with the next generation of community leaders to brainstorm real-world solutions on pertinent issues of injustice, inequality, and inequity in our community. The Young Leaders for Civic Change Bootcamp is a seven hour bootcamp designed for Undergraduate and Graduate College Students passionate about civic engagement and race relations. Join us in learning the basics of social innovation and community engagement to create change in our neighborhoods. 
Food and materials included.

Why should you participate? 
In Young Leaders for Civic Change, you will:

- Develop the communication, leadership, and coalition-building
   skills necessary to tackle complex issues in the 21st century.
- Network with like-minded individuals to build a community of
   changemakers.
- Learn the basics of equity-centered community design process
   through a group project based on urban challenges such as (but
   not limited to): gun violence, racism, sexism, and poverty.
- Begin to fulfill community service or service learning
   requirements.

Registration and Cancellation Policy:
Creative Reaction Lab (CRXLAB) will refund 50 percent of registration fees paid for cancellations made before August 5, 2017. No refunds will be available after August 12, 2017.
Young Leaders for Civic Change is subject to cancellation or change. Liability is limited to funds remitted for registration and sponsorship fees. 

Media Release:
Your registration constitutes permission to use photos, audio and video recording taken of you at the event for promotional and educational purposes in connection with Creative Reaction Lab and activities, in corresponding publications, in CRXLAB’s archives and on CRXLAB’s website and digital media accounts.

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Keep U.S. Posted: Postcard Writing & Design Happy Hour
Apr
25
6:30 PM18:30

Keep U.S. Posted: Postcard Writing & Design Happy Hour

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Women's rights. Immigration. K-12 Education. Racial Equity. There are many priorities for the improvement and growth of our region that should be amplified through civic engagement and design. Creative Recreation Lab and AIGA St. Louis invite you to join us at Keep U.S. Posted, a postcard writing and mailing happy hour to advocate for issues of importance to you. 

Whether you're writing to the newly appointed Mayor of St. Louis City, tech company CEO, or your neighbor down the street, we need to continue to define our priorities. With this chance, what will you say?

Purchase a pre-designed card on-site for $3 each. All proceeds will be donated to a local charity. Feeling artistic? Skip our pre-designed cards and create your own on-site (all supplies provided)! 

Racial Equity Postcards
Creative Reaction Lab

Women's Healthcare Postcards
Planned Parenthood

Equal Pay Postcards
National Women's Law Center

Example Postcards:

Thank you to our printing sponsor:
Modern Litho

*Attendees will be responsible for their own food and drinks.

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Designing Inclusion & Equity Workshop
Apr
15
8:00 AM08:00

Designing Inclusion & Equity Workshop

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INCLUSION & EQUITY WORKSHOP | SAT, APRIL 15th
8am – 12:00pm
Designing Inclusion and Equity Using Creative Problem Solving and Entrepreneurship

Saturday, April 15th
Doors open at 7:30 AM , Workshop starts at 8:00 AM and goes until noon.
Malcolm X Center
3448 Evans St, Omaha, NE 68111

Limited Tickets available.
Member $100
Non-member $150

“You cannot say that you are effectively addressing issues if you are not including the people who are affected by them in your efforts and giving them access to power.” Antionette Carroll

Furthering AIGA Nebraska’s mission to Embrace, Engage, and Empower the community, Antionette Carroll (founder of the Creative Reaction Lab, http://www.creativereactionlab.com/) will lead "Designing Inclusion and Equity Using Creative Problem Solving and Entrepreneurship: A Workshop" at the Malcolm X Center on Saturday, April 15.

Merging creative problem solving with social entrepreneurship, activists, nonprofit leaders, designers, artists, and the common person alike can develop innovative and impactful approaches challenging systemic issues – especially through interdisciplinary collaboration.

Fifteen tickets will be available to purchase, and ten invitations will be extended to policy makers, government officials, and community members who may never have attended a design-led facilitation workshop. We want this to be the start, a new way of approaching finding solutions for our communities and city. Join us.

Workshop Goals
Inspired by Antionette's work with the Creative Reaction Lab, our goal is to include those most impacted by social inequality. Attendees will learn how to use co-creation methodologies for civic leadership and community development while challenging systems of social oppression. It will also be an opportunity for Nebraskan's to use their specific insights into their own communities to develop solutions that can be implemented for themselves.

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