Our Commitment to Action
We stand with the friends, families and communities who continue to be victims of racism and brutality in America. We will work to address these issues with the same strength and resilience Dayton has demonstrated in the past year. We endured a white supremacist rally in our downtown, are rebuilding from the destruction caused by more than a dozen tornadoes, were horrified by the killing of nine and wounding of seventeen people in the Oregon District, and are now struck by the COVID-19 emotional, financial, and health crisis. AIA Dayton shares the concerns of many and is deeply troubled, but we are committed to action.
As our community needs become deeper and more urgent, AIA Dayton is adopting solutions to create community partnerships. Equitable and inclusive architectural practices should be rooted in our workplaces and evident in the built environment we create. We will step up, listen, and be ready to learn and adapt.
Moving forward, we are organizing forums to increase understanding and empower action. We will share our ongoing aspirations and achievements on www.aiadayton.org. Please join us in forging an unbiased, fair, and safe future for all.