Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Committee of the League’s Board of Directors

The Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Committee of the League of American Orchestras Board of Directors is a dedicated and highly engaged group of board members who meet on a quarterly basis to discuss directions and areas of focus for the League’s EDI work.  The committee focuses on implementing inclusive best practices within the League Board. It also partners with the Staff Equity Team on inclusive best practices within the organization itself, and advises on the work the League does on behalf of its membership.  The committee’s has a BIPOC Caucus that informs the Committee’s conversations while also building community and solidarity among Committee members who self-identify as people of color.  In addition, committee members participate in regular EDI discussions inspired by relevant articles, books, and films at the League board’s Bi-Monthly EDI Media Club.

Committee members’ voices shaped the League’s recent statements on Racial Discrimination and Anti-Asian Violence, and continue to be significant in influencing EDI discourse across the field. Read EDI Committee Chair Aaron Flagg’s analysis of the history of anti-Black racism in the orchestra field (PDF), and the Committee’s statement of policy (PDF).

Explore the links below to learn more about the the history of the League’s EDI work:

Equity, Diversity & Inclusion

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion: An Evolving Strategic Framework

At its January 2019 meeting, the League of American Orchestras’ Board of Directors adopted a strategic framework for the League’s work in advancing equity, diversity, and inclusion in the orchestral field.
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Report on Diversity and Inclusion on the League’s Board

In April 2019 the League board adopted a policy that addresses diversity, inclusion, and engagement for its own board of directors. This June 2021 document (PDF) reports on the progress made toward this policy.

Updates on League Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Work

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