Newsletter | Sep/Oct 2021Volume 49:5 | Search
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Editor's Note - Mui Ho
2021 OWA Retreat is On - Leslie Golden
Women we should know about - Mui Ho
Editor's Noteby Mui Ho | Share #1502
2021 OWA Retreat is Onby Leslie Golden | Share #1505
FREE 2021 RETREAT FOR ALL CURRENT OWA+DP MEMBERS! Sept 24, 25 and 26th
We are looking forward to resuming our annual OWA+DP retreat and bringing it to all current members free of charge. While we can’t go to Westerbecke, as our group would exceed the attendance limits by the County, we are planning a three-day multi-venue event to kick off our return to post Covid-19 reality.
Click here to register for any one of the 3 days or for all of them.
Friday night, September 24th, 2021:
7:00-8:30 PM "Meet and Greet" zoom meeting with your colleagues to introduce yourself and share or give an update from this past year.
Saturday afternoon, September 25th, 2021:
12:00 PM-5:00 PM In-person gathering at a Private Residence, outside in the garden. Proof of vaccination and registration required.
- On Saturday September 25, noon to 5pm all current members are invited to Leslie Goldens spacious backyard with a view of Mt Diablo. Leslie's house is located in Lafayette. Lunch will be provided by a local caterer. Vegetarian options will be available.
The art project, led by Judy Rowe/Leslie Golden, will be painted rocks – all rocks and paint will be provided. Come spend some time with us and enjoy creating a tiny work of art.
Sunday afternoon, September 26th, 2021:
1:00-3:00 PM Zoom meeting
ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE PATHWAYS AND CONSIDERATIONS
Speaker: Jennifer L. Hernandez, attorney at Holland & Knight, will recap the history of environmental justice and describe ongoing and overlapping pathways of environmental justice advocacy in relation to California land use and development issues. She will provide perspective on issues ranging from siting and expansion of undesirable land uses such as landfills and heavy industry near minority neighborhoods; infill development and public transit; gentrification and displacement; affordable and attainable housing; upward mobility and homeownership, transportation equity and solving the housing crisis. The program will provide the opportunity to consider and explore how design professionals can apply environmental justice principles to building development in California.
3:30-4:30 PM Zoom meeting with Retreat and Steering Committee
Contact Marda Quon Stothers or T. Rachel Slonicki with questions.
Women we should know aboutby Mui Ho | Share #1490
When I get together with friends and colleagues, we talk about books, work, current events and interesting things or new designs that grab our attention. Oddly, when it comes to accomplishments, men’s names seem to crop up first. The reasons are numerous and is a subject explored by many scholars in various disciplines.
Two stories in the news about women recently caught my attention and I thought I would share them.
The most powerful woman in the world steps down
Artist Yayoi Kusama
More Women in the NewsShare #1512
Afghan Women in Architecture
Architecture, Abortion and Texas
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