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Wake Up Call for Inclusion 02 – The Change

Dr. Tobie Stein’s book Racial and Ethnic Diversity in the Performing Arts Workforce starts with a striking statistics: ”In 1996 an independent sector study revealed that only 8.8 % of the arts and cultural workforce were Black and 6.5% of the workforce were of Hispanic origin. Today the racial and ethnic demographic profile of the performing arts workforce is strikingly similar.” Our second panel in the Wake Up Call for Inclusion series is looking for answers to questions like: Why organizations and companies are tiptoeing around authentic conversations and dialogues about race and inclusion?  What is white fragility and how does it affect the institutional dynamics in the performing arts...
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Johnathan L. Iverson

#TheLastRingmaster of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey, is an acclaimed showman and is in demand as a keynote speaker, voice over artist, ringmaster, and writer. He's a contributor to Boxing.com and HuffPost.com, among others.