Blog Posts for cultural equity

What Are You Here For, and What Are You Going to Do About It?

Posted by Angel Baker, Jul 28, 2016 0 comments

It’s about commitment. Commitment to this place, commitment to doing some of this work. When you’re at Americans for the Arts and you’re participating in this work, it puts us in the forefront. So it’s good that we’re out there saying we’re tackling this—it’s a sore topic, but at the end of the day somebody has to do it. 

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A Commitment to Moving Forward Together

Posted by Mara Walker, Jul 27, 2016 0 comments

The world is in turmoil and I want to work at a place that is invested in making positive change and where the staff is committed to growing, learning, and deeply caring about each other. I hoped our staff retreat would reaffirm these characteristics of Americans for the Arts while giving me the faith I need to keep moving forward.

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You Can’t Breathe the Air and Not Participate

Posted by Ms. Kathy Jennings, Jul 25, 2016 0 comments

Everyone has to be part of the change. We have an obligation not to just sit and complain. If you’re not part of the process, you can’t complain about the outcome. I was one of the skeptics—I questioned often, “Is this real?” And in seven years, I’ve watched this place change and then go back, move forward and then fall back. But this time feels different.

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