HARLEM WEEK Reimagined for 2021

August 8, 2021—It’s my favorite time of the summer—HARLEM WEEK 2021! This year’s festival is a “reimagined” event featuring 10 days of live and virtual celebrations of the history, people, arts, culture, and entertainment that reaffirm Harlem as a global destination. As the readers of Arts & Culture Connections know, HARLEM WEEK began as a one-day event of encouragement and fellowship for the African-American residents … Continue reading HARLEM WEEK Reimagined for 2021

How The Cultural Industry Can Respond To Racial Injustice

August 1, 2021 — I recently had the opportunity to moderate a webinar with a panel of esteemed colleagues working in the field of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) to address “What an Anti-Racist Arts Organization Looks Like and How The Cultural Industry Can Respond To Racial Injustice.” Sponsored by Arts Reach, an association of arts management, marketing and development professionals, the panelists discussed trends, challenges … Continue reading How The Cultural Industry Can Respond To Racial Injustice

Chicago’s Black Dance Legacy Project Spotlights Najwa Dance Corps

July 25, 2021—I recently had the delightful opportunity of moderating a discussion with the creative leaders of the Najwa Dance Corps (NDC) for the Chicago Black Dance Legacy Project’s Legacy Conversation Series. You can view my discussion with Najwa I, Founder and Artistic Director Emeritus, and Sheila Walker-Wilkins, Executive Director, at this link. NDC is comprised of professional dancers and musicians devoted to the performance, … Continue reading Chicago’s Black Dance Legacy Project Spotlights Najwa Dance Corps