Racial Equity

We believe in the arts for everyone and advancing racial equity and inclusion is critical to the success of our communities and our nation. We recognize that 100% of our target beneficiaries are from diverse racial backgrounds particularly, people and communities of color impacted by racism and other social injustices. We are committed to creating an environment that is equitable, transparent, and inclusive, and we value self-reflection, growth, and collaboration from our board of directors, management staff, authors and artists, partners and donors, and the leaders in our communities. We value deep listening, understanding, and active participation to dismantle barriers to social and racial justice. We strongly condemn all intended or unintended acts of racism, sexism, Islamophobia, and xenophobia in rhetoric or action, and we welcome all people and recognize the rights of individuals to live their lives with dignity, free of discrimination based on their faith, race, national origin, or immigration status.

Understanding Racial Equity