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Friday, September 16 • 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Putting Allyship into Practice

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So often the pressures of DEI (diversity, equity and inclusion) work and implementation fall onto persons of color to recognize, evaluate and dismantle non-inclusive systems. This pressure creates additional stressors and otherness for those employees without any guranteed effort or effect on the system itself. This presentation will illuminate some of the unintentional ways efforts to make change can in fact reinforce systemic problems and evaluate ways that allyship can insert relief and support to the underrepresented in the workplace. Using Chromatic as an example, Nick Albert and Lauren Dandridge establish that actionable diversity, equity and inclusion strategies must involve all allies for progression of the entire system.

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Nick Albert

MIES, Principal, Chromatic, Inc
Nick Albert is a twenty-year veteran of the lighting, architecture and construction industries with a portfolio of hundreds of built works across the globe and awards and recognition in both the US and International Lighting communities. Nick was most recently the US Director of Lighting... Read More →
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Lauren Dandridge

LC, IES, Principal, Chromatic / Adjunct Assistant Professor, USC School of Architecture, Chromatic, Inc
Lauren Dandridge, LC is a 17 year veteran in the lighting industry with a portfolio of award winning projects across the country. She is principal of Chromatic, a lighting design firm that promotes lighting quality and equality for all communities while pursuing intelligent and beautiful... Read More →

Friday September 16, 2022 1:00pm - 2:00pm CDT
Trade Mart 4 Loft 4