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Race and Equity

Marc Bamuthi Joseph (writer/performer of /peh-Lo-tah/, which we presented in our 2018-19 season) offered a riveting and timely keynote presentation at this week’s virtual event titled, Under the Radar Symposium: A Creative Summit. You can listen to the full symposium here on HowlRound, or you can watch Bamuthi Joseph’s keynote by starting at 40:35 at the video below. Marc Bamuthi Joseph is the Vice President and Artistic Director of Social Impact at the Kennedy Center for the…

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ArtsEmerson has curated several long arc relationships with artists throughout our time, furthering conversations of art-making’s intersections with social and political issues. Poet, playwright, and author Claudia Rankine is one such artist, partnering with ArtsEmerson over a series of projects, including her full length play The White Card, co-developed with the A.R.T. and presented during our 2017/18 season. A MacArthur Fellow, New York Times Bestseller, and the recipient of honors such as National Book Critics…

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On Friday September 4, 2020 the current U.S. administration banned federal officials and agencies from using taxpayer funds to participate in anti-racism training. The president called such trainings anti-American, a “sickness,” and the official memo claimed they were “counter to the fundamental beliefs for which our Nation has stood since its inception.” This comes as no surprise as, previously, the president had declared that systematic racism simply does not exist in the United States and…

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It is a known fact that our history books contains massive gaps, focusing their narrative so narrowly that even if the book is full of words, there are pieces of history that ultimately go missing without a proper recording. For many, this means a one sided education, accepting what we are told rather than questioning what else there is to learn. It seems easier to tell a simple tale instead of delve into the details…

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Don’t miss ArtsEmerson Executive Director David C. Howe’s appearance on Dr. Nick Morgan’s #JustOneQuestion show where he talks about his life and work in a moment of racial reckoning on top of a global pandemic. “If you’re from Boston, or been to Boston, you know how important ArtsEmerson in the arts scene here; you can’t get along without it,” Morgan explains in his introduction of Howse before inquiring what a live performance organization does in…

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