Dates: 5/26, 9/15, 11/17 (all workshops take place at 5:30 PM)
Racism in the Arts is a 4-part series of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) workshops. The main purpose of this series is to understand structural racism, discuss its’ effects on the arts community, and identify actions that will influence change in our systems.
According to the Center for Social Inclusion, “Structural racism is the silent opportunity killer. It is the blind interaction between institutions, policies, and practices that inevitably perpetuate barriers to opportunities and racial disparities. Conscious and unconscious racism continues to exist in our society. But structural racism feeds on the unconscious.”
As we celebrate and uplift Black History, we take this moment to acknowledge that it is through our history that we arrive in this space. Understanding that the history of racism and systemic oppression of not only African Americans, but of other races as well, is ongoing American History. Through this series, we hope to be a part of a progressive space in history that changes the narrative and turns the tide toward equity.
Please mark your calendars for this lineup of events in the series:
1. Foundations for building a race equity plan – Thu, February 24, 5:30 PM
2. A Lens on Racist Policies in the Arts Community – Thu, May 26, 5:30 PM
3. Merging Our Worlds (New Best Practices) – Thu, September 15, 1 PM
4. Equity is more than a word… – Thu, November 17, 5:30 PM
These online workshops are free and open to all arts and cultural organizations in the Puget Sound area, including staff, board members, volunteers, and donors.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
Microsoft and Facebook provided support for this series.