2017 GIA Conference
Detroit, MI   October 28–31
Legacy and Leadership

Building Intercultural Leadership

Sunday, October 29, 2:00pm – 3:15pm

Nicolet B

Organized and moderated by María López De León, President & CEO, National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures.

Presented by ChE, Founder and Artivist Director, #DignityInProgress; Lori Pourier, President, First Peoples Fund; and Dr. Jumana Salamey, Deputy Director, Arab American National Museum.

The Intercultural Leadership Institute (ILI) is a year-long rigorous leadership development program for artists, culture bearers, and other arts professionals. ILI core partners Alternate ROOTS, First Peoples Fund, National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures, and the PA’I Foundation recognized the necessity of creating an intercultural approach to leadership development within the arts and culture field to respond effectively to the significant shifts that are underway in nearly every facet of our society. The ILI fosters and supports intercultural leaders throughout our communities to promote a shift in the broader arts and cultural field toward greater intercultural awareness, resourcing, and action. Core partners and ILI participants will discuss outcomes from the first ILI intensive in Mississippi and current programming so far.