Cultural Equity & Operationalizing Belonging: Recent Efforts from Oakland

In 2018, Oakland's Cultural Affairs Division released a cultural development plan guided by the framework that, "Equity is the driving force. Culture is the Frame. Belonging is the goal." In this panel, we'll hear from artists and City staff about how arts and culture have been core to operationalizing belonging in Oakland through building resident capacity for self-governance, creating networks of care and capacity, and shaping City practice and policy to address systemic Othering. The panel will highlight some of the key initiatives that have supported this work and will identify some of the key practices that cultural strategists and artists use in their work. Attendees will walk away with concrete models and ideas for more effective and equitable governance practices guided by the role of culture and art.

Location: OMCA James Moore Theater

Saturday, April 27, 2024