What’s for Dinner? Bringing Racial Equity to the Table for Emerging Arts Administrators
This workshop addresses the need for a racial equity framework in cultural institutions by providing administrators with a sampling of racial equity trainings led by racial equity educator Tammy Johnson. In this workshop, participants will begin shifting the current culture of diversity thinking into a culture for equity and inclusion.
Who is this for:
This workshop particularly calls out to emerging, junior level, and mid-career administrators of color who are seeking support in shifting the conversation from racial diversity to racial equity in their cultural organizations. The invitation is extended to cultural equity allies, leadership, and artists functioning as support for their peers and staff, and as changemakers for equity in the arts.
We encourage participants to come with a “buddy” from their institution in order to build internal support in continuing your studies or activism within your institutions around racial equity. This is a Bring-Your-Own-Lunch or Purchase-Lunch-Locally event. Breakfast and snacks will be provided.
Organizers Tyese Wortham and Cristal Fiel along with racial equity trainer Tammy Johnson are excited to be bringing this invaluable and critical workshop to the EAP Network and greater Bay Area arts professionals at a deeply discounted rate. No one is turned away for lack of funds. Priority will be given to administrators of color working in Bay Area cultural institutions. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for questions.
About the facilitator:
Tammy Johnson is a dancer, writer, and equity consultant. After directing electoral campaigns in Milwaukee, Johnson spent a decade advancing racial equity as a trainer, writer, and public speaker at Race Forward. Having gained recognition for her knowledge of equitable public policy practices at Race Forward, she co-produced Race and Economic Recovery with LinKtv and Race Forward’s Wordvideo blog series. Johnson is co-director of the award winning bellydance duo Raks Africa.
About the organizers:
Cristal Fiel holds a bachelor degree in Sociology and Ethnic Studies from the University of California, Berkeley. As Editor in Chief of the literary and arts organization, Maganda Magazine, she discovered her calling to work in the arts field. She has served as administrative coordinator and board member of the Asian American Women Artists Association, and has volunteered with a number of Bay Area organizations, including the San Francisco Film Society. Fiel is currently a program associate at the San Francisco Arts Commission.
Tyese Wortham is a grantmaker and administrator in the arts, teaching artist, and dancer with a commitment to advancing cultural equity in San Francisco Bay Area’s arts landscape by serving under-represented and under-resourced communities. She has been recognized for her expertise in cultural arts as a panelist, consultant, facilitator, and committee member for various Bay Area arts organizations, including the Isadora Duncan Dance Awards. Tyese served as a fellow in the first cohort of the EAP Fellowship Program.