ROBERTA UNO is a theater director and writer, is the Director of Arts in a Changing America (ArtChangeUS), based at the California Institute of the Arts.
Moving Towards Community Benefit: Shifting the ParadigmBy Roberta Uno
Across America, more people in the cultural community are coming to understand why racial justice and equity matter. Of course, this is not a new issue for many; but the current “woke” moment catalyzed by the daily assaults on democracy—and the prospect of catastrophic consequences beyond four years of a Trump presidency—make it impossible for all but the most insular to remain complacent. Last week in Los Angeles, a group of Latina women arts leaders spoke with me about the handful of Latino arts institutions that are more than four decades old.