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Join industry leaders and global partners as we launch the Design for Freedom movement towards slave-free buildings
Part 1 | Innovative Tools in the Movement Toward Slave-Free Buildings
Presented by Design for Freedom by Grace Farms and the Pratt Institute, this program will explore how the design and construction industry can use digital models, design-to-construction integration tools, big data, and analytics to ensure ethical building materials supply chains.
Author and Yale Professor Willie James Jennings will discuss his book After Whiteness: An Education in Belonging to examine how ideas of whiteness distort our understanding of community, and propose new ways of belonging to one another.
Part II | Lessons Learned from Other Industries in the Fight Against Forced Labor
Presented by Design for Freedom by Grace Farms and the Pratt Institute, this panel will review industries that are farther along than the construction and design industry in ensuring ethically sourced materials and discuss lessons that can be learned from their progress.