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I'm a few years behind the curve; y'all still do follow trains?

Well, I'm starting one. Let's do one about #equitydesign.

@albanvillamil asked if I knew people, places, and tools for equity and design, and I wanted everyone to know everyone.

Spread the word! (1/million)
That being said, like equity work, this isn't (and arguably can't be) the definitive

Equity is a verb, like @_ChristineOrtiz says, so my hope is this is only the beginning.
I tried to get everyone's resources and descriptions correctly, but if there's anything wrong, feel free to correct me! (Crit's in our blood, right?)

Feel free to add, amend, include, and let's get to know each other. Cool? Cool.
FIRST! easy plug. Check out my blog posts, updated (basically) weekly on design, innovation, development, equity, and other things&stuff: medium.com/@piercegordon1
We recently spent months (years, folks?) outlining, debating, contributing to, and hashing out what this new field of our should look like. We'd love to see this field grow with you as well.
Now, my people! I co-founded @reflexdesignc, with Brooke Staton, @_jkrmr,
@_julia_k, and Cesar Viramontes, with @jarynmiller. Innovation on the ground.

If you're doing social design, and don't know @Acarrolldesign, you're LATE. But glad you made it. A vanguard and superstar entrepreneur of many accolades, who founded @CRXLAB.

A fantastic facilitator and entrepreneur in her own right, check out @_Christineortiz and @multiplyequity. (And, take her course. Worth all the time and energy.

The sensational folks at @designschoolx do transformative work in the education space. Come learn about their tools, resources, and past work to catalyze revolution.

@anaissie, a heart of gold and mind of platinum. Check out her work with Beytna Design.

Another sensational collection of systems thinkers in the space of education, check out @equityproject, and @tommalarkey.

My guy @Abandeali and I had a great discussion on public design and community-based design work. I'm sure he has much more in store.

The great @nina_narelle, who we keep playing phone tag, from @thisisfwd. I can tell our discussions will be amazing! (Also, can you tell Daesha to get a Twitter, so I can add her as well?

That being said, Daesha Ramachandran taught me about radically equitable organizational collaboration with @nina_narelle, and her great work at Tusk Consultants. We nerded out about methodology for a looooong time.

@TheoEdmonds, with @Ideasxlab, has been doing years and YEARS of rigorous and experientially valid work on intersecting business with design and evaluation. I can't wait to see some of the work bear fruit.

I've been following @DesignImpactOrg for a good long time from afar; glad to see them gain some true support in their state. Good equity work can't just be on the coasts!

I talked to @cmtbasecamp very quickly, but learned about their capability to transform participants in their kids and adults through their days-long Expeditionaries program. Heavy change happening here.

I've been following @Sfath from afar for a while, and I 'm sad we never truly connected while I was in the Bay. But, tech's amazing, and her work coaching designers isn't to be missed at the @stanforddschool.

Some other folks, unfortunately, I don't know as well. But, I can't wait to find out more.
Brannon S Veal, at Build with Humanity:

Check out, @shiriendamra, as well, who combines design and social justice to make <3 (her words):

@the_equitylab, who has dangerous, but necessary conversations about race:

@Dori_Danthro, who waxes beautifully about the need to decolonize design:

@BCLeeJr, who heads @colloqate, and recently talked to @deray on @PodSavetheppl about the political power of design and urban spaces:

The esteemed @georgeaye and @sara_aye, who started the group that I always wish I could shadow, at @greatergood_.

Check out @carolinelhill, making social justice schools and developing futures we all can live for:

Check out @genevievegau, the people-centered tech feminist:

Also, @kanarinka, who just wrote a book on Data Feminism:

@MichelleMolitor, who advances issues of race, equity, diversity, and inclusion in DC and worldwide at @the_equitylab.

Also, check out the great person, @schock, who wrote a FORCE of an article on design justice. A reminder they noted: "artifacts have politics."


Check out @crystalmelville, a critical media and urban researcher with some powerful works on her website:

Obviously, @plusdiversity, for making spaces for these topics (though there should be more?!

@desisparsons, for the schools in this space,

and, the sensational @albanvillamil who wrote about empathy not being the end of social impact.

thanks for giving me the idea in the first place.
you made it. can't thank you enough.

you deserve a reward. go watch a chihuahua spin. chihuahuaspin.com
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