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ADVANCING THE ARTS ACROSS MARYLAND

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

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Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

Provided by Americans for the Arts, "Animating Democracy" Program
 

  1. What is White Privilege, really?
  2. White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack by Peggy McIntosh
  3. RE-Tool focuses on race, recognizing that the creation and perpetuation of racial inequities is pervasive and systemic in all aspects of our organizations and all sectors of our institutions, without exception. Other groups of people are also subject to systemic oppression— based on gender, sexual orientation, ability and age, to name but a few. Focusing on racial equity provides the opportunity to introduce a framework, tools and resources that can, when appropriate, be applied to other areas of oppression. When we confirm that racial bias is operating in these processes, we have to take action to interrupt it. RE-Tool provides effective strategies to intervene in ways that expand and empower our collective work for racial equity.
  4. Paradigm Shifts identify challenges while simultaneously illuminating the strength, resilience, and creativity of these organizations’ ability to sustain in environments that are systematically designed to impair their ability to thrive. Our ultimate goal is to provide information for grantmakers to use to produce, pilot, and test radical ideas that could yield long-term solutions for the arts and culture sector. Aligned and sustained efforts of a dedicated few could launch a new model of how arts and culture stewards collaborate to dismantle persistent inequities affecting the sustainability and thrivability of ALAANA organizations.
  5. Cultural Equity Recommended Reading List: