Suncoast Black Arts Collaborative's November 13th Arts and Racial Justice Discovery Series II Explored Issues of Inclusion and Diversity in the Arts

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Pictured: Michele Redwine, SBAC's founder and executive director, and Roxie Jerde, president and CEO of the Community Foundation of Sarasota County, observe a roundtable with Joseph Holt, artistic director of Choral Artists of Sarasota, and Nate Jacobs,

The Suncoast Black Arts Collaborative, a nonprofit organization that promotes using the unifying power of the arts to nurture inclusion and diversity, presented the Arts and Racial Justice Discovery Series II on November 13 at Florida Studio Theater in Sarasota. The group engaged Marsha Haygood, a motivational speaker, empowerment coach, and author to facilitate the event. Approximately 40 invited participants discussed a variety of issues, including how to create more opportunities for exposure and engagement in the arts for underserved populations. Participants included Brian Hersh, CEO of the Arts and Cultural Alliance of Sarasota County; David Wilkins, president of the Manasota ASALH; Joseph Holt, artistic director of Choral Artists of Sarasota; Nate Jacobs, founder and artistic director of Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe; Roxie Jerde, president and CEO of the Community Foundation of Sarasota County; Virginia Shearer, executive director of Sarasota Art Museum; and Steven High, executive director of The Ringling.

Pictured: Michele Redwine, SBAC's founder and executive director, and Roxie Jerde, president and CEO of the Community Foundation of Sarasota County, observe a roundtable with Joseph Holt, artistic director of Choral Artists of Sarasota, and Nate Jacobs,

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