Diversity and Cultural Equity Series - EDI Voice Lisa Richards Toney
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Lisa Richards Toney, President of the Association of Performing Arts Professionals provides such insightful and unique responses to the issue of cultural equity in the theater industry, as well as responds to certain demands made by our BIPOC leaders in this series. Lisa offers several "first steps" for White American Theater leaders to take to start making progress, the importance of BIPOC voices at the decisionmaking table, advice on getting more (and not just one) BIPOC Board members, and how critical it is to offer paid internships to theater students. There is a lot to unpack in this interview. One major point Lisa makes: "We need to make sure out arts organizations are a safe space for BIPOC people and leaders to exist equitably."

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