AIGA Philly stands with our friend, former National Board Member, and Founding Chair of the Diversity & Inclusion Taskforce, Antionette Carroll.
The message shared by National in response to recent events and the #BlackLivesMatter movement was a positive step in the organization’s narrative. However, the lack of public response in acknowledging Antionette’s contributions to the organization is not acceptable.
We recognize that this type of action (whether intentional or not) is part of a more powerful method of silencing Black voices and appropriating their words and ideas into a white-centered narrative.
As a chapter, we vow to not only cite Black voices but to spend the next 30 days using our platform to #amplifymelanatedvoices by showcasing the work of Black creatives.