A discussion: the unintended consequences of architectural specifications that promote Implicit Bias, Modern Slavery and Social Injustices
Join us for a moderated discussion with our three panelists:
Nora Rizzo LEED AP, WELL AP, LFA is Grace Farms Foundation’s first Ethical Materials Director, leading the recently launched Design for Freedom Initiative. Design for Freedom aims to eradicate modern slavery within the built environment by addressing the systemic use of forced labor in the building materials supply chain. Grace Farms Foundation is a non-profit organization focused on pursuing peace through nature, arts, justice, community, and faith.
Ali O’Neill is the Co-founder and a principal , at O’Neill Construction Group. O’Neill is an MBE/DBE contractor and Ali has been a longtime member of their team have striving to lift others up as the business has grown. Ali is the long time treasurer for Oregon Tradeswomen and and through work with Metropolitan Alliance for Workforce Equity and PBDG she has years of experience with the challenges minority tradespeople and businesses face.
Amanda Ingmire (she/her) is a connector, convener, and collaborative strategist. She is a Licensed Architect and Senior Policy Analyst at the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) where her work is focused on addressing the full life cycle impacts of the built environment while centering equity, racial justice, and wellbeing. She conducts research, develops projects and programs, consults on state building projects, serves as an advisor and provides expert testimony to boards, commissions, businesses, and government entities, and collaborates with many partners to advance a holistic, systems approach to addressing some of our biggest challenges.