April 9, 2019

TARS Postcard

On April 17, 2019, ACTA will be offering a special Traditional Arts Roundtable Series event in Los Angeles as part of REMAP: LA Cultural Equity Summit.

Organized by ArtChangeUS with support from ACTA and other core partners, the Cultural Equity Summit will gather cultural leaders, artists, grantmakers, and community members to advance cultural equity strategies and innovative practices at the Japanese American Community and Cultural Center on Wednesday, April 17, 2019 in Little Tokyo, Los Angeles.

The United States is being remapped by its people. By 2042, the population of US communities of color will eclipse the historic white majority. While the population has shifted on the ground, institutional leadership and funding across the arts and all sectors have not kept pace. Leading the nation, Los Angeles and New York City have implemented major studies of diversity, equity, and inclusion in their cultural communities. The Summit asks: What role do we each play in moving towards a shared future? Join a public sector discussion led by heads of city arts agencies moving research into action from Los Angeles, New York, Oakland, San Francisco, and Seattle.

As part of the symposium ACTA will be offering a Traditional Arts Roundtable Series (TARS) event called “Theories of Change and Transformative Cultural Practice.” Join us for a dialogue on cultural organizing strategies rooted in traditional arts practice with artists from ACTA’s Building Healthy Communities work in Boyle Heights: Juana Mena, Ofelia Esparza, Omar Ramirez, Quetzal Flores, and Rosanna Esparza Ahrens in conversation with UCSB Black Studies Professor Dr. George Lipsitz.

The roundtable is free with registration to the symposium. Register here.

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