The Kansas City Chapter of the National Organization of Minority Architects

NOMAKC Statement

Support to the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Community


We are our community.  The National Organization of Minority Architects, Kansas City NOMAKC is comprised of a variety of ethnicities, genders and nationalities committed to creating better environments through our hand as designers and our hearts and minds as American Citizens. 


The events of the past week and beyond, continue a troubling trend of where our fellow Asian citizens are targets of unwarranted racial aggression resulting in senseless deaths and mental trauma.  The voices of change must no longer simply be heard through our media outlets, they must become our voices through connections with our colleagues.  


Our collegial connections are impactful as these are the spaces that we collaborate on changes of thought and direction on a daily basis.  We must not let terms like “fetishized” simplify this as a one-off predator, as these thoughts are continuously bred in darkness and isolation. We must leverage our power in communities that can change mindsets that lead to such bigotry and discrimination.