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How is America being culturally remapped by its people?
How is the arts sector in Los Angeles and around the US working towards an inclusive and equitable future?
What is the change that needs to happen?

ArtChangeUS REMAP: LA Cultural Equity Summit will gather cultural leaders, artists, grantmakers, and community members to advance cultural equity strategies and innovative practices at the Japanese American Cultural and Community Center’s Aratani Theatre on Wednesday, April 17, 2019 in Little Tokyo, Los Angeles.

The United States is being remapped by its people. By 2042, the population of US communities of color will eclipse the historic white majority. While the population has shifted on the ground, institutional leadership and funding across the arts and all sectors have not kept pace. Leading the nation, Los Angeles and New York City have implemented major studies of diversity, equity, and inclusion in their cultural communities. The Summit asks: What role do we each play in moving towards a shared future?

Join a public sector discussion led by heads of city arts agencies moving research into action from Los Angeles, New York, Oakland, San Francisco, and Seattle.

Hear from Cultural Community Anchor leaders steering post-Civil Rights era organizations in a time of leadership transition and located in neighborhoods experiencing gentrification and change.

Engage national and regional philanthropic leaders who are strategically addressing racial justice and cultural equity.

Participate in grounding tours of Downtown Los Angeles experiencing the murals of Winston St. and exploring historic sites of Little Tokyo.

Add your voice to a Traditional Arts Roundtable focusing on Sharing Methodologies of Transformative Cultural Practice presented by the Alliance for California Traditional Arts (ACTA).

Participants include: Betty Avila (Executive Director, Self-Help Graphics), Roberto Bedoya (Cultural Affairs Manager, City of Oakland), Julia Bogany (Tongva Cultural Educator and Elder), Danielle Brazell (General Manager, City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs),  Tom DeCaigny (Director of Cultural Affairs, City and County of San Francisco), Alison De La Cruz (Vice President of Programs, Japanese American Cultural and Community Center), Randy Engstrom (Director of the Office of Arts and Culture, City of Seattle), Tom Finkelpearl (Commissioner, New York City Department of Cultural Affairs), Quetzal Flores (artivista and ACTA Program Manager), Ebony Noelle Golden (CEO and Principal Engagement Strategist, Betty’s Daughter Arts Collaborative), Ben Johnson (Performing Arts Program Director, City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs), Gaye Theresa Johnson (Associate Professor of Chicana and Chicano Studies and African American Studies, University of California at Los Angeles), Sofia Klatzker (President, Roman Mars Foundation), George Lipsitz (Professor in the Department of Black Studies, University of California at Santa Barbara), Daren Mooko (Interim President & CEO, Japanese American Cultural and Community Center), Margaret Morton (Director, Creativity and Free Expression, Ford Foundation), Nobuko Miyamoto (Founder/Artistic Director, Great Leap), Steve Nagano, Debra J.T. Padilla (Arts Activist/Consultant), Pamela J. Peters (Navajo, Multimedia Documentarian), Emiko Ono (Program Director of Performing Arts, The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation),  Rudy Ortega Jr. (Tribal President, Fernandeño Tataviam Band of Mission Indians), Kristin Sakoda (Executive Director, Los Angeles County Arts Commission), Beatriz Solis (Program Director of Healthy Communities South Region, The California Endowment), Eddie Torres (President and CEO, Grantmakers in the Arts), Tamica Washington-Miller (Associate Director, Lula Washington Dance Theatre), Roberta Uno (Director, Arts in a Changing America), Rick West (President and CEO, Autry National Center), and Stephen Zeigler. Artistic shares by FandangObon, Malesha Taylor, Morongo Bird Singers, Urban Jazz