Creating a Culture of Diversity by becoming “Color Brave”

  One thing I know for sure: America is in the midst of a culture war, and every week there are explosions on the frontlines. One of the most prevalent and recurrent flare-ups revolve around the issues of race. As I’ve watched the events unfold this past week, the question I’ve continued to ask myself is, “What will it take to create a culture of … Continue reading Creating a Culture of Diversity by becoming “Color Brave”

WAKANDA: A CASE STUDY FOR COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

  Black Panther, the record-breaking Marvel comic-themed movie has changed the way People of Color go to the movies. It’s that simple. The pride, the respect, and the dignity projected in every frame of this film and promoted by the film-making team has made it a game-changer. I’m not just talking about the economic perspective—although Black Panther’s global receipts have exceeded a mind-bending $500 million … Continue reading WAKANDA: A CASE STUDY FOR COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

Our Power for Peace: Happy Holidays from Donna Walker-Kuhne

   Thank you so much for reading, supporting, following and commenting on my Arts and Culture Connection blog. I have been encouraged and empowered by your feedback. Let’s continue our exchange in the New Year.  As my holiday gift to all of you, I am sharing an excerpt from the book Hope in a Dark Time–Reflections on Humanity’s Future. One of the best essays is … Continue reading Our Power for Peace: Happy Holidays from Donna Walker-Kuhne

The Arts are a Bridge to Cultural Understanding in our Neighborhoods

In my previous blogs, I have encouraged readers to collaborate locally; use local media, and use local platforms to share stories about their efforts to collaborate and engage with multicultural audiences. Last week, I had the pleasure of being interviewed on BK Live, along with Eric Frazier, musician and founder of the Fort Greene Park Jazz Festival. We discussed our efforts to keep intact indigenous … Continue reading The Arts are a Bridge to Cultural Understanding in our Neighborhoods

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TONI R. ISREAL was introduced to theatre at a young age by her mother. Prior to joining WICG in 2010, Toni worked in the financial arena as an Accounting Specialist. She developed her marketing skills while working with some awesome mentors at Passage Theatre in Trenton, NJ and McCarter Theatre in Princeton NJ. She is a proud member of CTI – Commercial Theatre Institute where … Continue reading Staff