League Statement on Racial Discrimination
On August 11 the League of American Orchestras issued a Statement on Racial Discrimination expressing how it is coming to grips with the history and impact of racism within the League and the wider community of orchestras, and committing to sustained action. The League also created a “FAQs and Guide to Additional Resources” to further support engagement with and understanding of the Statement. The Summer Issue of Symphony magazine had featured “Anti-Black Discrimination in American Orchestras,” an article by Dr. Aaron Flagg chronicling the history of persistent discrimination across centuries. These materials build on the League’s learning, programs, and convenings over the last several years, and on the League’s June 1 Statement on Racial Injustice.