APA-IL is dedicated to creating events that are diverse and inclusive both in subject matter and participation. We want to highlight and uplift unique perspectives in urban planning from those who may not usually have the opportunity. Our focus is specifically related to identifying urban professionals from underrepresented populations that include, but are not limited to, race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexuality, religious background, ability, etc., throughout the state.
Similar to the APA Speakers Directory, APA-IL is creating its own speakers directory to collect the information of diverse urban professionals who are interested in being speakers/panelists at future events. Our desire is to make space for those who are often overlooked. In order for our chapter to truly embody Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion principles, we humbly ask for your help in identifying yourself or others so that we can take action towards becoming a more inclusive organization that speaks to the needs of our profession.
This directory is open to members and non-members of APA, so please share the form with anyone you may feel may be interested.
If you are interested, please fill out the form. You will then be added to a searchable database.
If you have any questions, please contact the APA-IL DEI Officer, Nina Idemudia, AICP at email@example.com.
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