The Arts Community in the Time of the Women's March and #metoo

Saturday, June 16, 4:45 pm - 6:00 pm

We are in a moment of big statements about the power of women's voices. Five million people joined the Women's March, more women than ever are running for office, and the #metoo movement has given space for women who have been sexually harassed or assaulted to raise their voices. In this open brainstorming and workshop session, explore how the arts community can work in the spirit of this movement, support policies that counter gender inequity, and create spaces where women can speak truth to power.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Discuss the goals and progress of the Women's March and #metoo movements, and their connections to the arts.
  2. Hear from fellow attendees about how their organizations (or they individually) are bringing the tenets of the Women's March into the space.
  3. Workshop new ideas that you can bring back to your organization or community to bring your local arts community more fully into the movement.

This session is part of the Equity and Engagement sessions.