Statement of Support for the People of Ukraine by the AIGA Design Educators Committee

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The AIGA Design Educators Committee publicly condemns the Russian aggression and occupation of Ukraine. We acknowledge the bravery of the Ukrainian people who are currently facing an increasingly fraught humanitarian crisis. We also acknowledge the intersectional oppression that Black people and people of color are facing. This is a fast-changing situation, we have compiled a list of resources if you are searching for ways to support scholars and students:

Cara’s Ukrainian Fellowship Program: Cara is ready to help academics who are being forced to flee by the risk of imminent imprisonment, injury or death, and works with them to find them temporary refuge in universities and research institutions until they can one day return home to help rebuild better, safer societies.

Scholars at Risk: Protecting scholars and the freedom to think, question, and share ideas.

Support vulnerable Black People in Ukraine

Times Article: They Called Ukraine Home. But They Faced Violence and Racism When They Tried to Flee

Support vulnerable LGBTQ+ People in Ukraine

NPR: LGBTQ refugees fleeing Ukraine face discrimination in countries with anti-gay laws

Please view the resources listed in the article written by Zosia Swidlicka, to view the original article published on March 3, 2022, Peace, Love, & Protests: The Creative Community Responds to the Ukraine Invasion

By aigaeducators
Published March 18, 2022
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