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SYMPOSIUM
RACE. EQUITY. ARTS.

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Addressing Race and Equitable Practices in the Arts 

April 13, 2023

April 15, 2023

The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth

Moderated by Dr. Naomi André

About

Fort Worth natives and creative artisans Jessica Fuentes and Johnica Rivers will host and lead us through a discussion of Racial Equity in the Arts. Fort Worth Opera will present the symposium series at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth Auditorium. Moderated by Dr. Naomi André who was recently appointed the David F. Frey Distinguished Professor of Music at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, these conversations will address topics of Race and Equitable art-making centered around intentional casting, and making opera stages and companies more inclusive while still addressing the issues and problems of racial injustice. Esteemed speakers will include Dr. Antonio C. Culyer, Visiting Associate Professor of Theatre & Drama at the University of Michigan; Quodesia “Quo” Johnson, TDO Education and Company Culture Manager; Kristian Roberts, TDO Director of Education; Jennifer Bowman,  Director of Community and Learning at Houston Grand Opera; and Marcia Sells, Chief Diversity Officer at Metropolitan Opera. Tickets are $20.

Package discounts are available!  Purchase both Symposiums at $15 each, or one Symposium along with our production of AIDA for $115.

Hosts

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Jessica Fuentes

Host

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Johnica Rivers

Host

Distinguished Panel

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Dr. Naomi André

Moderator

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Dr. Antonio C. Culyer

University of Michigan

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Quodesia "Quo" Johnson

The Dallas Opera

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Kristian Roberts

The Dallas Opera

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Jennifer Bowman

Houston Grand Opera

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Marcia Sells

The Metropolitan Opera