June 19, 2020
Congratulations to CEO of Settlement Music School and vice chair of the Guild's Board of Trustees, Helen Eaton, who has received the 2020 Arts Education Award from Americans for the Arts. This award is part of AFTA's Annual Leadership Awards, which recognize the achievements of individuals and organizations committed to enriching their communities through the arts.
Here's a quote from Helen's acceptance video:
"If we really are committed to our missions and to our core values, then we must continue our work in the ongoing, transformative process of becoming anti-racist organizations. Black lives matter. So what does it mean to be part of a solution for anti-Black violence and systemic marginalization? Institutions like ours must ask these questions every day and in every context, while being open to feedback that can lead to real and lasting change. Our community is counting on us. We know the arts can be a catalyst for social change, and so we must be ready to teach, learn, and lead in service to our communities."
Watch Helen's full award acceptance video here.
Published: September 03, 2020