Arts and Social Justice

July 13, 2020 by Carmen Graciela Díaz

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and Yale Law School’s Justice Collaboratory announced recently an initiative to distribute a curated 500-book collection to 1,000 medium and maximum security prisons, including at least one juvenile detention center, across the United States over the next three and a half years, explains the press release.

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July 6, 2020 by Carmen Graciela Díaz

Jasmine Wahi, the Holly Block Social Justice Curator at the Bronx Museum, addressed recently in artnet the importance of the role of social justice in museums, specially in the wake of recent Black Lives Matter protests, and why every art institution should have a social justice curator.

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June 18, 2020 by admin

It’s a great holiday to be sharing with each of you today, Juneteenth! As we gather – remotely – to honor and celebrate the power and jubilation of this day, liberation for ancestors and elders, we hope to echo the voices and experiences of Black artists who have brought us joy, made us feel seen, challenged, supported, and taught us so much. We come here with deep gratitude and deeper commitment to investing in a future of liberation for Black peoples everywhere.

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June 15, 2020 by admin

Throughout this resource hub, we aim to amplify funds and resources that explicitly center Black artists, cultural communities, and experiences. Additionally, we borrow a lens from the BIPOC project1 that centers Black and Indigenous folks - whose experiences shape relationships for all ALAANA/POC people’s relationships with white supremacy culture – as another dimension of resource and financial investment intended to realize justice.

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April 27, 2020 by admin

The full transcript of this podcast is published below.
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March 14, 2020 by admin

This Podcast was recorded on January 27, 2020. The full transcript of this podcast is published below.
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March 13, 2020 by admin

This Podcast was recorded on January 22, 2020. The full transcript of this podcast is published below.
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March 9, 2020 by admin

The Community ACTS Fund

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March 9, 2020 by admin

“Every system is perfectly designed to get the result it gets.”
— W. Edwards Deming (possibly apocryphal)

Cultural equity is critical to the arts and culture sector’s long-term viability, as well as to the ability of the arts to contribute to healthy, vibrant, equitable communities for all. At the core of the challenges related to cultural equity are the historically inequitable distribution of resources and the value systems, biases, and systemic barriers associated with that distribution.

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March 9, 2020 by admin

Introduction


John Ton, Robby’s Arc. Photo courtesy of author.

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