As part of its ongoing dialogue about racism and discrimination in orchestras, the League of American Orchestras recently sent members a Statement on Racial Discrimination, a Symphony magazine article by Aaron Flagg chronicling the history of anti-Black discrimination in American orchestras, and supporting material that introduces the Statement, explains its purpose, and offers resources as well as answers to frequently asked questions.
On Wednesday, August 26, at 1:00pm Eastern/10:00am Pacific, the League invites members to attend a virtual forum where they can voice their reactions to the Statement and materials, discuss how they might use this statement at their orchestras, and ask questions. Only current League members may take part in the session. The conversation will be hosted by members of the League Board and its Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Committee: Douglas Hagerman, board chair; Aaron Flagg, chair, EDI Committee; Gloria dePasquale; and Pratichi Shah. They will be joined by League staff members Jesse Rosen, president and CEO, and Lee Ann Norman, director, Learning and Leadership Programs. League members: learn more and register here.