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Finding Your Entry Point: Showing Up for Racial Justice in Your Community

Published: 2018-06-26

Published: 2017

Authors: Lara Davis, Rodney Camarce, Leslie Thomas, and Sharon Williams

The National Guild’s ALAANA Network—which seeks to raise the profile of work being led by people of color (POC) in the arts, increase access to sustained resources, and invest in the growth and leadership of people of color in the field of community arts education—held an event in 2017 that was designed to give Guild members new tools for promoting racial justice in their organizations and communities. In this article, we highlight the diverse tools and strategies that were shared by presenters during the recent ALAANA event. The sessions focused on vocabulary for discussing racial justice, policies for protecting immigrant communities, and strategies for convening and supporting teaching artists of color.