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Join ASLA in Celebrating Black History Month

Walter Hood, ASLA, designed Witness Walls, composed of two different types of concrete walls, one with soft, impressionistic imagery and the other with sharper image contrasts. Photo Credit: Stacey Irvin.

This month, ASLA celebrates African American landscape architects, landscapes of honor, and the rich history of contributions made by African Americans within the profession and to the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA). Here are three exciting ways ASLA members can join ASLA National in its celebration of Black History Month:

  1. On Wednesday, February 19, 4:00 p.m., join ASLA National for a rebroadcast of the 2019 Annual Conference session, Decolonizing Design: Black Narratives in Landscape Architecture, with members Breeze Outlaw, ASLA, Ujijji Davis, ASLA, and Marc Miller, ASLA. Presenters will be available for a live Q&A period.
  2. On Monday, February 24, 5:00 p.m., join ASLA National for an evening showing of the documentary film Claiming Open Spaces by producer and director Austin Allen, ASLA. If you can’t make it on the 24th, host a viewing event on another date at your next chapter meeting, at your firm, or on your college/university campus. 
  3. Tune in to ASLA's Twitter and Instagram for features of notable African American landscape architects, past and present, on Mondays and Thursdays throughout the month of February. These and other Black History Month highlights can be found on the ASLA Celebrates Black History Month 2020 web page.

Please direct questions about ASLA’s National Heritage Month celebrations and other Career Discovery and Diversity efforts to


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