In order to fulfill our organizational missions and serve our communities, orchestras and arts organizations must recognize race equity as a core goal. Race equity—the condition where one’s racial identity has no influence on how one fares in society—requires us to examine the multiple levels on which racism operates, recognize our role in continuing inequities, and commit ourselves to change.

In this 90-minute webinar, executive coach and Equity in the Center (EiC) Executive Director Kerrien Suarez introduces the Race Equity Cycle, a framework designed to support leaders as they build and expand their organization’s capacity to advance race equity. Through an exploration of EiC’s research and case studies from peer organizations, participants will learn:

  • the three stages and common entry points of building a Race Equity Culture;
  • the levers that create momentum in building a Race Equity Culture;
  • and strategies to help their organization move from commitment to action.

Who Should Attend?


About the Speaker


Please contact David Styers, Director, Learning and Leadership Programs, at dstyers@americanorchestras.org.

This webinar was made possible by a generous grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Additional support was provided by American Express, the Howard Gilman Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts, and by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

NYC Cultural Affairs

Image of Kerrien Suarez: Lydia Carlis/C-Suite Pics

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