Voices from the Cultural Battlefront Reports: New Leverage Points to Advance Social Justice and Cultural Equity

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

Organized by Dudley Cocke, Bush Foundation.

Presented by Dudley Cocke; Diane Fraher, director, American Indian Artists Inc.; Olga Garay, executive director, City of Los Angeles, Department of Cultural Affairs; Jamie Haft, coordinator, Imagining America; Peter Pennekamp, executive director, Humboldt Area Foundation; Jack Tchen, associate professor and director, New York University, Asian/Pacific/American Studies; Michael Unthank, executive director, Harlem Arts Alliance; Marta Moreno Vega, president and founder, Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute.

Framed by ten recent national grassroots forums facilitated by Voices’ leaders as well as ongoing conversations between Voices’ leadership and White House staff, this session will announce and strategize new opportunities for advancing art and social justice work. What new roles are available to arts grantmakers? What are the new cross-sector partnership opportunities and how are they being structured? How is research, data, and new technology being integrated into art and social justice projects? How is the energy of young activists being tapped? How is impact being measured?

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