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Wednesday, May 18 • 1:30pm - 5:00pm
Seminar: Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in the Arts LIMITED

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Improving racial equity in the arts is an urgent and important issue in the field. Opera companies that embrace diversity can harness the strengths of various backgrounds and bolster connections with their local communities. Carmen Morgan, founder and director of artEquity, leads this in-depth seminar for an intimate group of opera practitioners that marks an initial step for coordinated action in the field.

  • Understand your personal approach to difference and identity.
  • Unpack commonly used language to have more productive and actionable discussions about racial equity.
  • Learn how to develop an equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) initiative for your organization. 

Following the conference, participants who have an interest in personal leadership development and a passion for organizational change will be called upon to help inform OPERA America’s approach to EDI initiatives over the next year.  



Speakers
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Dafina McMIllan

Program Manager, Bloomberg Philanthropies
Dafina McMillan joined the arts program team at Bloomberg Philanthropies in February 2016, where she manages Bloomberg Connects, a digital technology initiative to increase visitor engagement, and the Arts Innovation and Management program (AIM), which supports the capacity-building of more than 260 small and mid-sized arts organizations in six U.S. cities. She recently served as the Director of Communications & Conferences for Theatre... Read More →
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Carmen Morgan

Founder and Director, artEquity
Carmen is a national consultant leading conversations at the forefront of the field on equity, diversity, and inclusion issues. She is the founder and director of artEquity, a national program that provides tools, resources, and training to support the intersections of art and activism.  She has provided leadership development, organizational planning and coaching for staff, executives, and boards for over 100 non-profit organizations. She... Read More →


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