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DXD DAY 2022

Design by Diversity Day (Paul Revere Williams Day) 2022

DxD hosted Paul Revere Williams Day Block Party on April 2, 2022, at the Los Angeles Trade Technical College Campus. The free all day event celebrated diversity in design professions and created a platform to provide support for Los Angeles youth interested in Architecture, Engineering and Construction to inspire a new generation to dream of designing the future. With various booth activities, mentoring sessions, keynote speakers and student competitions, the day was especially curated for students of all ages.

DXD DAY 2023

Design by Diversity Day (Norma Merrick Sklarek) 2023

The DxD Day Block Party was hosted on SCI-Arc’s campus on March 25th, 2023. The free all day event celebrated inclusivity in design-related professions by providing a wide range of activities and modes of engagements between students, educators, and professionals to share information, resources, and excitement for all aspects of design!

The event celebrated Norma Merrick Sklarek, one of the first African American women architects in the United States and also one of the first African- American female architects to be licensed in California.

Often called the “Rosa Parks of architecture”, her intelligence, talent, and tenacity allowed her to overcome racism and sexism and become a prominent architect and a leader in the progression. (Pioneering

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