A different, interesting building signals different, interesting people. Image by Ted Eytan licensed under Creative Commons.

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) recognizes that women and people of color remain very underrepresented in the industry, and invites you to reflect on how to promote an inclusive work environment.

This Tuesday, May 28 from 6:30 to 8 pm, come to the District Architecture Center (421 7th Street NW) to “hear from [AIA’s] distinguished panel about their experiences as leaders and come away with a better understanding of the responsibility we all have to promote equity in the workplace.” You’ll hear from “Monica Oldham, Manager of Diversity and Inclusion at The World Bank [as well as] two principals of architecture firms and the American Institute of Architects’ Del Ruff.” Get your ticket (cost is between $10 to $25) and register to attend here.

Other events from around the region:

Saturday, June 1 and Sunday, June 2

“I wish to go to the festival…”: For the attractive price of free, head over to Glen Echo Park (7300 MacArthur Blvd, Glen Echo, MD) from noon to 7 pm to attend the Washington Folk Festival “with music of all kinds, participatory dancing, a fine crafts market, and storytelling. Hosting more than 450 performers on 7 stages, the FREE festival celebrates the diverse American and international music styles to be found throughout the Washington area among the local and talented performers. Jam in the picnic area! Ride the carousel! Revel in the joy of folk traditions, old and new.”

You don’t need a car ride to reach Glen Echo Park; festival organizers are offering “complimentary transportation and parking from the GEICO lot located at 5260 Western Ave in Chevy Chase, MD… just two blocks from the Friendship Heights Metro stop on [Metro’s] red line.”

Monday, June 3

Don’t get locked out of Locked In: Don’t forget that you can show your support for improved access to buses, bikes, scooters, and more east of the Anacostia by joining GGWash and We Act Radio from 6 to 8 pm at THEARC (1901 Mississippi Ave SE). Tickets are free; get yours now to join a community conversation about vital issues of transportation safety and equity.

Check out more urbanist events at ggwash.org/calendar. Do you have an event you’d like to see featured in the weekly events post? Submit it here.

Jeb Stenhouse is a clean energy economist who wants to help everyone enjoy livable, walkable public places, and to reach them by as many clean transportation options as possible.  He studied in Montpellier, France and still marvels at the quality of life in its car-free downtown (and the 15 pounds he lost roaming its charming streets).  Between adventures, Jeb lives with his husband in Adams Morgan.