What does it mean to embrace DEI in an era where the acronym’s popularity has begun to distort its impact? In this series, we aim to break 
it down to examine how we can build it back up. You’ll find conversations about advocating for equitable educational facilities, the role demolition plays in restoring history, what a diverse team really looks like, and the intentions that back up inclusive workplace design.

“It’s emotional, at times, because you’re providing your talent towards a greater good, not just for one or two people, but for the general public. I feel I’m helping contribute to making the community and the city better.”

Frances Rovituso Strange, City of Chicago

Editor Melaina Cecilia de la Cruz

Art Director Anastasia Andronachi

Photo Manager & Video Director Cass Davis

Web Development Jose Reinaldo Montoya

Photo Credits

Bruno Passigatti (Rovituso Strange), ESB Professional/Shutterstock.com (Pace), Courtesy of L&I Facilities Services team (Amamilo), Courtesy of Miguel Espinoza (Espinoza), Diego Thomazini/Shutterstock.com (Devlin)


Anastasia Andronachi (Henry)