Then & Now: An Examination of Gender and Race/Ethnicity in the Contexts of Art Creation and Production/Exhibition

Wednesday, October 21, 8:30 am – 10:00 am

Organized by Cynthia Gehrig, president, Jerome Foundation.

Moderated by Patricia Cruz, executive director, Harlem Stage. Presented by Julia Jordan, Barnard College; Tania León, composer-conductor, distinguished professor, City University of New York; Sheri Wilner, playwright, the Guerilla Girls.

On the frontlines of conflict, change and advocacy, where are we now as compared to ten years ago? Four artists and advocates will speak to developments in their fields, bringing in recent research and speaking to current experiences. Some have founded culturally-specific organizations to effect change. Others have conducted research and pushed forcefully for change through convening and advocacy. Some have adopted guerilla tactics. Others have secured positions of power from which to act. What do grantmakers need to know to inform their priorities and practices?

Related Links:

Harlem Stage
Tania León
Julia Jordan & Sheri Wilner presentation
Rethinking Gender Bias in Theater
Orchestrating Impartiality: The Impact of "Blind" Auditions on Female Musicians (.pdf)