This blog guest-written by Denise Powell of Alley Poyner Macchietto Architecture
My husband and I moved to Omaha 12 years ago. I’m originally from Miami, Florida and the daughter of Cuban and Chilean immigrants. My parents were (and continue to be) advocates for the Latino community, and passionate supporters or the arts, instilling in their children a duty to support and invest in our communities. As an adult trying to find my footing in this world, I became more aware of the barriers many women – particularly women of color - face professionally and personally. In Omaha I found it easier to connect with people doing work in the spaces I cared more about.
I’ve learned more about the unique and varying issues impacting under-resourced communities and how organizations and individuals in town are working to address them.