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Increase Student Participation in Planning to Create More Equitable Spaces

Published 2019
Presented by Cory Gillette, Luxo Lopez, Derrick McDonald, Aidee Medel Diaz, Ngoc Nguyen, Amara Perez, Cesar Santiago Perez, Erika Villanueva

Designing equitable spaces is an important part of closing the achievement gap between white students and students of color. Using Critical Race Theory (CRT) in facilities planning is a way to step back, reflect, and look for ways our current environments—and the processes used to create them—hinder or discourage students of color. Students leaders and the project coordinator will share how Portland Community College (PCC) has applied CRT and participatory action research to foreground the leadership and insights of students in campus planning and design.

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