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Upcoming APA-IL Diversity Events

Updated: Jan 2, 2020

The Diversity Committee met in January to kick off the year with a program planning meeting. We brainstormed educational, mentoring and networking events that promote diversity and inclusion in our profession and our in communities. We're planning to engage with schools and aligned professional organizations, with a focus on youth engagement, celebrating cultural heritage, fostering equity, and supporting professional development. Have an idea for a program, or want to get involved? Contact the Diversity Committee Chair, Marcella Bondie Keenan at

Upcoming events - stay tuned for more details and more events!


  • AAUW Work Smart Workshop (Chicago) - April 2018 - Women, especially women of color, face a significant wage gap in the workplace. This salary negotiation workshop, designed to help female planners close the gap, is co-sponsored with Women In Planning & Development. (please note date change, link forthcoming)

  • 2018 APA National Planning Conference (New Orleans) - April 21-24, 2018 - Check out the wealth of sessions in the Planning for Inclusiveness and Social Justice track. APA-IL members Angela Brooks, AICP and Marcella Bondie Keenan are presenters for "Fostering Equitable Communities" on April 23, 2018.


  • Transport Chicago (Chicago) - We'll be bringing the conversation to this annual transportation planning conference on Friday, June 1, 2018.

  • Landscape tour (Chicago) - We're partnering with the Illinois Chapter - American Society of Landscape Architects (ILASLA) and APA-CMS (APA-IL Chicago Metro Section) to present an outdoor tour and discussion highlighting sustainability and inclusiveness in landscape architecture.


  • 2018 APA-IL State Conference (Springfield, IL) - Look for conference sessions and networking opportunities for anyone interested in diversity and inclusion.


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