This workshop has been postponed. Instead, please join us for a regular Minnesota Design Team Committee meeting at 4:30–5:30 pm using this link.


Join the Minnesota Design Team for a special workshop to develop and practice your “interrupting bias” abilities. This workshop will be tailored specifically to MDT’s work as a committee of AIA Minnesota in community engagement.

Biases are created and reinforced by our environments and experiences. Bias can be unconscious or intentional and can be based on gender, race, ethnicity, income, physical ability, sexual orientation and other “differences that make a difference.” And these biases can manifest in the form of harassment and discriminatory comments and behaviors. 

Many of us witness biased behavior and feel paralyzed to respond; we’re not comfortable, not practiced, in recognizing, interrupting, or addressing bias when we see it happening around us. The good news is that there are a variety of steps that you can take and ways to grow your comfort in responding to bias. In the session, we will utilize various group activities to explore examples and to grow your comfort in speaking up when you encounter biased behavior.

Presenter: Mary-Margaret Zindren, CAE is Executive Vice President (executive director) of AIA Minnesota, and Executive Director of the three local chapters of AIA in Minnesota (AIA Minneapolis, AIA Northern Minnesota, and AIA St. Paul) and of the Minnesota Architectural Foundation.

Click here to register for this event.
Please note this is a different Zoom link than our usual monthly committee meeting link. Please register using the above link in order to access the workshop.