DEI Workshops: Building More Welcome and Belonging Into Our Organizations
Hosted by SVCREATES will host two DEI workshops featuring Beatrice Thomas, director of Authentic Arts & Media, exploring issues of diversity, equity, inclusion, and intersectionality for arts organizations of all sizes and disciplines.
Why Equity? An EDI Mindset Shift for Predominantly White Arts Institutions
November 1 | 3:00 - 7:00pm
Learn more and register here.
Creating Sustainable Equity for BIPOC-Led Organizations
November 3 | 3:00 - 7:00pm
Learn more and register here
Priority will be given to Santa Clara County-based arts organizations and artists who register before Thursday, October 21.
Beatrice Thomas, director of Authentic Arts & Media, is a national multi-disciplinary artist, cultural strategist, and creative producer. Whether through creative production, consulting or equity, diversity, and inclusion workshops, Mx. Thomas’ focus is on uplifting and centering queer, transgender, and POC voices, with special attention to creating queer-inclusive family programming. They are a pillar of Drag Queen Story Hour, serving as director of the SF Bay AreaChapter, and Chair of the national board of directors. Beatrice’s work has illuminated the audiences of the deYoung Museum, SF PRIDE Mainstage, CounterPulse, SomArts Cultural Center and KALW Radio, and has shown in galleries across the United States. They also serve on the national board of directors for the Association of Performing Arts Professionals and have been named a Kennedy Center Citizen Artist for 2020. Beatrice is also the star and creator of a touring theatrical production exploring cultural allyship, Black Benatar’s Black Magic Cabaret.
For questions, email Alyssa Erickson, Program Manager, SVCREATES: alyssae(at)svcreates.org