Excited to see Copenhagen this summer! I’m co-facilitating two workshops at the EuViz 2018 conference for visual practitioners, and I thought it was a great opportunity to share resources I’m using these days to help me grow, and change. (And help me recover from making mistakes. I make lots of mistakes.) What’s most important is that it’s not just about what you draw. Our work is informed before we pick up the pen.
They’re connected for me personally, as I want to promote equity and inclusion through my visual work, in my relationships, and to help raise the bar as our visual profession.
In both workshops, we’ll be working at the three levels of personal, practitioner, and the field.
It starts with me
Here’s a totally subjective list from what I’m reading these days, centered around decolonization/re-Indigenization, anti-racism and anti-Indigenous racism. I tweet out resources every week at @sambradd, too. We’ll share more of our workshop/learning tools after the session, too.
The White Allies’ Guide to Collecting Aunt Linda
You can’t just draw purple people and call it diversity
Workshop Guide to Discussing Identity, Power and Privilege
Sum of Us’ Progressive Style Guide
Decolonization Reading List (for Turtle Island)
Allyship, Advocacy, and the Legitimate Role of Non-Indigenous Folks
CBC: 18 books by Indigenous women you should read (Turtle Island)
Cultural Appreciation or Cultural Appropriation by Unsettling America
The Rockwood Leadership Institute rocked my world. So visualizing their new, expanded model of change was super inspiring!
The Rockwood leadership and staff team worked with me to find metaphors that would support this new vision. Each person contributed something to the garden – bees, vegetables, flowers – and we worked to make sure the root systems also had life and were thriving. After all, it’s not just what we see on the surface that is our strength.
This was created with watercolour and then with digital text and drawing in white using a Cintiq tablet.
🎨Read more about Open Access Rockwood:
https://rockwoodleadership.org/vision-future-rockwood/, starting with Darlene’s letter that speaks powerfully and personally to how Rockwood changes lives:
In 2009, I was a participant in Rockwood’s Leading from the Inside Out Yearlong Fellowship. As a black, gender-nonconforming woman from one of the poorer neighborhoods in DC, I was touched and surprised by how much of the program resonated with me. It was as though I found my home, my language of leadership, and a path of support and encouragement that I hadn’t known before. Through this path, I have been able to stretch, grow, and continue saying “yes” to bringing my authentic self to my work and life….”
I highly encourage folks to apply for fellowships or programs, and their free newsletter is a great resource.
🌎 For example – the Tequity Fellowship (basically free!) – “leadership development at the intersection of progressive social movements and technology”
🌿 This is co-taught by the amazing Suzanne Hawkes and Michael Bell
Thanks Rockwood for the opportunity to collaborate! For more Rockwood visuals, here’s a set of sketchnotes from the Art of Leadership.