Happy PRIDE Month!

June is LGBTQIA Pride Month

 

Join ASLA-NY as we celebrate LGBTQIA Pride Month! Stop by this page throughout the month as we add more content. Have suggestions of items to add to our list? Email us at [email protected]. Happy Pride!

Learn:

OLIN Labs: PrideScapes Summer Speaker Series

PrideScapes-Eventbrite-general.jpgOLIN Labs is hosting a virtual three-part panel series that coincides with Pride month and invites critical conversations between landscape architects, designers, urban planners, artists, and historic preservationists working on LGBTQ+ discourse and projects related to the increased representation and visibility of LGBTQ+ spaces in the built environment.

Join us June 3rd, 10th, & 17th: For more info and to register, go to: olinlabs.com/pridescapes

 

ASLA Presents: Who Are We? Queer Voices in Landscape Architecture

Pride Webinar Images

Jun 16, 2021 04:00 PM

Join ASLA as three landscape architects discuss the necessity of community, diversity, advocacy, mentorship, sponsorship, love, and humanity in landscape architecture. They will share how their individual queer journeys impact the way they practice landscape architecture and explore how we can individually and collectively create a future full of brave and kind designers. Register HERE

 

ASLA members have access to on-demand webinars through learn.asla.org. Queer Urbanism and Design: Past, Present, Future is a 1.50 PDH recorded presentation from the 2019 Conference on Landscape Architecture. An interdisciplinary team from the fields of landscape design, planning, and art examines LGBTQ cultural ecologies in New York City to develop Queer Urbanism Design Guidelines. Watch and Learn Here.

 

Located in Greenwich Village, the Stonewall National Monument is the first U.S. National Monument dedicated to LGBT rights and history. It received its National Monument designation by President Barack Obama on June 24, 2016. Learn about the history and culture of Stonewall National Monument on the National Park Service website.

 

Watch:

Stonewall Uprising poster imageWhen police raided the Stonewall Inn, a popular gay bar in the Greenwich Village section of New York City on June 28, 1969, the street erupted into violent protests that lasted for the next six days. The Stonewall riots, as they came to be known, marked a major turning point in the modern gay civil rights movement in the United States and around the world.

 

Watch Stonewall Uprising: The Year the Changed America and other featured resources at PBS.org

 

Read:

The Birthplace of LGBTQ Rights Movement Now a National Monument by Jared Green

Power to the People: Protests and Demonstrations in NYC Parks

Full Spectrum by Zach Mortice, as seen in LAM, June 2018

 

Engage:

yarn in rainbow colorsNYC Parks has organized a series of events for LGBTQ Pride Month. Join their Urban Park Rangers and partners and friends in celebrating Pride. See the full list of events here.

Explore parks and historic sites in New York City that commemorate the history and legacy of the LGBTQIA+ movement and community.

See list of parks and historic sites.

 

ASLA Pride Happy Hour

Wednesday, June 30, 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. (Eastern)

Join fellow LGBTQIA landscape architects as we come together to close out Pride 2021. A few queer designers will share their stories of using their landscape architecture skills to create spaces that encourage community, individuality, freedom of expression, and even to organize in protest for justice and equality. Then they’ll turn it to the other participants. Come prepared to share your own unique ways you’ve utilized your landscape architecture skills beyond your 9-5. Don’t have a specific example? Come and learn how to engage your local community for a good cause. Bring a beverage, snack, and come ready to engage! Register HERE

Visit:

On February 1, 2020, Governor Cuomo renamed East River State Park in honor of Marsha P Johnson, a transgender woman of color who was a pioneer of the LGBTQ civil rights movement and a prominent figure in the Stonewall Uprising. Marsha P. Johnson State Park is undergoing extensive renovations which will dramatically improve the visitor experience at the park. The park renovations will be complete by summer 2021, but portions of the park remain accessible.

Learn more about the renovation and view renderings of the new park design on the NYS Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation website.

 

The Iconic LGBTQ Landmark the Stonewall Inn has a JetBlue Logo on It - EaterStonewall National Monument is located in Christopher Park, in Greenwich Village. Plan a visit to the monument by visiting the National Park Service website.