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Town Hall for Designers in MN Performing Arts
June 18 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Please join us for this town hall gathering and working session for designers in Minnesota Performing Arts. This is a space for designers to explore steps we can take to help change the current landscape of Minnesota performing arts through a lens of antiracism. We acknowledge the significant past and ongoing labor by BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, people of color) arts groups and artists, and we seek to complement, highlight, and support this work as we move forward.
Please see the description from the gathering host below for more information.
Peter Morrow, Sound and Video Designer
Thursday, June 18, 2020 | 4:00 – 5:30pm → Register Here.
From the gathering host:
My name is Peter Morrow. I’m a sound and video designer who has worked in the Twin Cities since 2012. As a white designer it is not possible to work in the theatre industry and not be culpable for perpetuating the racism that exists everywhere in our field. I personally have not spoken out enough. I have not done enough. For that I am sorry. I will do better.
This conversation is open to any performing arts designers who are interested in working together towards an antiracist performing arts community, This discussion will focus from the perspective of the designer. There are many of us in different roles in the performing arts and I acknowledge spaces are needed for us all, but I felt I needed to start in the area that I hold an active part in and build from there.
What can we do, individually and collectively? Let’s dig deep, and do the work that needs to be done to start the process of making this thing that we love a better space for everyone. This is for the long game. There are no magical overnight fixes. This is going to take labor. But we’ve got to make up for the work that our IBPOC friends and strangers have been doing to put up with this forever. A goal of this conversation is to create action steps. Things that we can do individually and collectively to be actively antiracist, with a mind to how we affect change on producers, funders, structures, and systems.
During the breakout portion of this conversation, we will have a BIPOC-only space for those interested. Group share back from the BIPOC-only space will be optional. We will not be recording this event, in order to offer a space where people can share openly and honestly. Instead, we will be taking notes and writing a summary to share with a broader audience.
Looking forward to the discussion. Details on agenda will be posted in the coming days.
If you have any questions beforehand please feel free to reach out to me at firstname.lastname@example.org
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This event will take place via Zoom Video Conferencing. Attendees will have the option of utilizing their device’s microphone and/or camera, if desired. Access to a device with a microphone and/or camera is beneficial for participation, but not required. Attendees may also join by phone.
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This session will have closed captioning provided by Rev Live Captioning, a (currently) free app for Zoom.