Diversity yields better design.

The design field aspires to embrace and celebrate the distinct life experiences and uniqueness of all people. We do this not only because it is the right and noble thing to do, but also because it’s core to what we aspire to achieve in our work.

We design for the world around us. As designers, we endeavor to understand and empathize with the diversity of human experience as core to our capacity to design.

It is out of this belief in the power of exchange, understanding, empathy, and embrace to shape better design—and better lives for people—that we at Sasaki are marking the celebration of Pride 2019. We want nothing more than to have our peers and friends around town join us as we celebrate and vocalize our support of LGBTQ+ communities.

We invite all of Boston’s design community to walk in solidarity with us in this year’s parade and start a network committed to seeking social justice for the LGBTQ+ community within our own local hub.

Dream with us.

We invite you to celebrate Pride 2019 with us in three ways:
Walk with us.

Join us on Saturday, June 8 to march together in Boston’s 49th Annual Pride Parade.

Celebrate with us.

Before we march, we will host a celebration Thursday, June 6 at 4:30pm to gather signs and other props to bring to the march.

Advocate with us.

We are fundraising to support the Santa Fe Dreamers Project because of their outstanding record in supporting trans migrants across the border, and we hope you will too!

Beyond walking in the Pride Parade, which will be a ton of FUN, we invite our Boston design community to also join up in support of an organization making a tremendous impact for a marginalized transgender community in dire need of support and advocacy.

The Santa Fe Dreamers Project is an organization helping immigrant transgender women seeking asylum from Central America and Mexico find safe haven as they await processing. The Santa Fe Dreamers Project places these women in welcoming homes in host communities in and around San Francisco and Boston. Learn more about their work and why we're supporting it.

If you choose to join in supporting this worthy cause, we have a Boston Design Community for Santa Fe Dreamers Project donation portal set up to gather a collective donation to go directly to the organization. Please use the donation button below.

If you wish to donate directly to the organization for tax purposes, please make your donation via the Santa Fe Dreamers Project website. In the “Add a Note” section please write “Boston Design Community” so we can measure the collective impact of our gift.