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We’re On This Journey Together: A Racial Equity Listening Series

Mass Cultural Council Staff

A small group of youth artists singing and smiling during an outdoor performance
Youth performing at an Inquilinos Boricuas en Acción (IBA) event.

What would racial equity look like in Massachusetts’ cultural sector?
What can artists, cultural workers, and organizations do to help dismantle systemic racism?
How can Mass Cultural Council support the sector in achieving racial equity?

While systemic racism has been a part of this country for 400 years, recent events have fomented a growing movement for racial equity and justice. Mass Cultural Council is taking this moment in time to embark on a restart and refocus of our work as it relates to racial equity, and we want to hear from you.

Please join us for a Racial Equity Listening Session, a chance for us to hold space for the sector to share where we are and where we want to go together. How can you support the sector in this time of change? What roles are most appropriate for Mass Cultural Council? What is needed to bring about a more just and healthy ecosystem of artists, organizations, and communities?

Each session will be led by Multicultural BRIDGE, a Berkshire-based grassroots organization dedicated to catalyzing change and integration through promoting mutual respect and understanding.

Captioning is available upon request. If you have additional questions or access requests, please contact Carmen Plazas.

WHO IS THIS FOR: Artists, Cultural Workers, Executive Directors, Board Members, and Arts Advocates

WHEN: Four identical, 90-minute sessions are scheduled for up to 100 participants each:

Sept. 22, 2020 9-10:30am

Sept. 24, 2020 5-6:30pm

Sept. 29, 2020 1-2:30pm – Session is full

Oct. 1, 2020 9-10:30am – Session is full

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