Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

January 22, 2019 by Carmen Graciela Díaz
“Facing Change: Advancing Museum Board Diversity & Inclusion” is a newly released national initiative launched by the American Alliance of Museums (AAM) to diversify museum boards and leadership. The initiative, according to the press release, provides the framework, training, and resources for museum leaders to build inclusive cultures within their institutions that more accurately reflect the communities they serve, through $4 million in grants from awarded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Alice L. Walton Foundation, and Ford Foundation. Read More...
January 18, 2019 by Carmen Graciela Díaz
In data, "many untold stories and futures are nestled between rows, columns, formulas, and colors on a spreadsheet," writes in a recent post Adriana Gallego, chief operating officer of the National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures (NALAC). In this piece she says how patterns remind her of how impactful Latinx communities are. Read More...
December 18, 2018 by Carmen Graciela Díaz
The Orontes Guitar Quartet are the first group to be brought together in a safe country, in this case, Canada, by the Artist Protection Fund (APF), the New York-based program that supports threatened artists around the world, reported The Globe and Mail. Read More...
December 10, 2018 by Carmen Graciela Díaz
In a recent blog post for the American Alliance of Museums, Elizabeth Merritt cites the US Census Bureau's projection that the US will be “majority minority” sometime in the 2040s to make the case “that museum audiences do a pretty good job of reflecting American society…in the year 1900.” Read More...
December 3, 2018 by Carmen Graciela Díaz
Spelman College received recently a $5.4 million grant from the Walton Family Foundation to establish the Atlanta University Center Collective for the Study of Art History and Curatorial Studies. Read More...
November 29, 2018 by Carmen Graciela Díaz
In a recent report on how funders are collecting and using demographic data PEAK Grantmaking learned that about half of grantmakers are collecting this data. "Of that half, almost all of them are collecting information on the communities that nonprofits serve, and less than half of them are collecting information on the board and staff leadership of the nonprofits," explains a post by Philanthropy New York. Read More...
November 27, 2018 by Carmen Graciela Díaz
Back in 2016, local Pittsburgh artists Jerome Charles and Max Gonzales were arrested for being the "Most Wanted Graffiti Artists in Pittsburgh," local media reports recall. Read More...
November 5, 2018 by Carmen Graciela Díaz
For The Benefit Of All: The CMA’s Diversity, Equity, And Inclusion Plan is the name of the 19-page report that came about after a nine-month period, in which the The Cleveland Museum of Art (CMA) facilitated in 2017 over 100 meetings with over 400 people in Cleveland. Read More...
October 29, 2018 by admin
   Oakland Youth Poets Laureate (1.6Mb) For the Black menmy love cannot protect,you are radiant.Your eloquence is the gunthey swear you have when they shoot you.The speed of your tongueis justification to stand their ground.Your existence is the antithesis of their contentment,for the world is not prepared for you to succeed.You are powerful.Read More...
October 28, 2018 by admin
When I first got to Oakland, I didn’t know where I was. I gave the cabbie who picked me up at the Emeryville Amtrak station an address on Apgar Street. The house where he dropped me off, near 40th and Market, within walking distance of the MacArthur BART station, was where I lived for my first year in California.Read More...