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Posted on March 4, 2020 by Carmen Graciela Díaz

"Corporate leaders would be better served if they stopped trying to justify diversity with profit margins and stock charts—a mentality that can ultimately hurt the very groups these policies are meant to help (more on that in a moment)—and instead embrace diversity because it is the right thing to do."

Posted on March 2, 2020 by Carmen Graciela Díaz

Ahead of the 2020 election, as LA Weekly reported, the organization For Freedoms -originally founded as an “arts-centric super PAC” in 2016 by Hank Willis Thomas and Eric Gottesman- is launching its first For Freedoms Congress (FFCon), a series of discussions and events "bringing together activists, artists and everyday citizens to not only talk about the issues affecting them, but to actually strategize collective action."

Posted on March 1, 2020 by Carmen Graciela Díaz

For the month of March, GIA’s photo banner features work supported by Theatre Forward.

Posted on February 28, 2020 by Sherylynn

Hi everyone! Sherylynn here, GIA’s program manager. I’m very excited to share a piece of my heart with you today via this blog post, in a Q&A format, on GIA’s first racial equity podcast series.

What exactly is the GIA RE Series and why now?

Posted on February 27, 2020 by Carmen Graciela Díaz

We live in times "of deep uncertainty and change" and these changes are reflected in climate change, globalization, technology, the economy, and migration, as john a. powell wrote in a recent article in Nonprofit Quarterly.

Posted on February 27, 2020 by Carmen Graciela Díaz

California's state arts agency and appointed Arts Council adopted a strategic framework that includes a new mission, vision, and values statements; a racial equity statement; a decision support tool; and a set of aspirations for potential future actions.

Posted on February 26, 2020 by Carmen Graciela Díaz

A $150,000 planning grant to James Madison University from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation will allow the University’s College of Arts and Letters and the JMU Libraries to learn, grow, and deepen their partnership for an integrated library, states the announcement.

Posted on February 21, 2020 by Carmen Graciela Díaz

"Diversity, equity, and inclusion are discussed at almost every philanthropic gathering," Keecha Harris and Ali Webb write, "but what action is needed?"

Posted on February 20, 2020 by Carmen Graciela Díaz

Micah D. Parzen, chief executive officer of the San Diego Museum of Man, reflects on the practice of decolonizing as part of shifting paradigms. In an article published by the American Alliance of Museums, Parzen emphasizes a museum has a part to play in the path to healing "pain and suffering comes in the form of structural racism, colonial legacy, or other forms of oppression."

Posted on February 19, 2020 by Carmen Graciela Díaz

An exhibition at the Baltimore Museum of Art (BMA) brings together works from the BMA's collection "to demonstrate the critical role of women in shaping and maintaining social identities across 20th-century Africa," the museum details.