Location: Cumberland 5, Level Three
Lack of diversity is often treated as a recruiting issue, yet the challenge runs deeper than the myth of the inadequate “talent pipeline.” At its core lies organizational cultures rooted in systemic racism. With the lack of equity, diversity, and inclusion in our workforce while demographics shift towards increasing racial diversity, orchestras must confront the true nature of this challenge, face the implicit bias in institutions, and commit to adopting policies and practices that create a culture of inclusion and equity.
What does equity mean, and how might it look in practice in relation to the organization’s mission, culture, and programs? We will engage and support leaders in a bold conversation on the cases, tactics, and tools that will drive action on building a Race Equity Culture. Research from the organization Equity in the Center will be shared in an interactive forum that promotes peer learning and empowers participants to move from intention to action as they address the adaptive challenge of shifting organizational culture toward inclusion and equity. To conclude, participants will define actionable next steps for progress.
Speakers: Kerrien Suarez, executive director, Equity in the Center
Tuesday, June 4, 2019
8:00 AM – 9:00 AM
Omni Hotel Nashville, Mockingbird 2, Level 3
Building a Race Equity Culture: Transforming Your Organizational Culture Beyond Diversity and Inclusion Towards Racial Equity is made possible by a generous grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.