Bit by bit, thanks to Melinda and many more advocates over the years, the work is being done. In my capacity as Executive Director of The Field I have attended anti-racism trainings at the People’s Institute for Survival and Beyond, did power and privilege trainings with Coro Leadership NY and more. Individually, I learn about justice and equity in my gospel choir, my church and at events like White Conversations for Racial Healing. Organizationally, at The Field we piloted one-off diversity programs like Economic Revitalization for Performing Artists: Diversity with the Nuyorican Poets Café, BAAD! and The Fire This Time Festival to support artists of color with career building services. We also committed to diversifying our staff and our program constituency in meaningful and thoughtful ways. Slowly but surely we are doing the work.
In 2016, on the cusp of our 30th birthday, in these deeply violent days in our country, The Field launches Field Leadership Fund, our most ambitious and visible commitment to equity in the arts to date.
|This image comes from a Social Identity exercise
we did at our FLF retreat inspired by this type of exercise http://www.odec.umd.|