July 2, 2020 Anti-Racism Virtual Town Halls As an organization, Calgary Arts Development has committed ourselves to bettering our systems regarding equity, diversity, inclusion, and accessibility (EDIA). To continue the conversation about the deep-seated racism that exists within our communities and systems, and how we can further develop anti-racist policies and practices governing our work, we have scheduled anti-racism virtual town hall gatherings for every other Wednesday in July and August. The purpose of the gatherings is to host deeper conversations that will lead to possible actions and decisions as we deal with current inequities in the sector and work with a broader community toward positive action. The anti-racism virtual town halls will take place on Wednesdays, July 15; July 29; August 12; and August 26, 2020 from 3:00 to 4:30pm MDT. The virtual town halls will take place through Zoom and will be interpreted in American Sign Language (ASL) with a live transcription available. Registration is required at the following links. July 15, 2020 https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0sde6tqz8pGdRYNk5lLWu6ccf7ZW0NGRTD July 29, 2020 https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJctcumsqTMqHNbdB96e7D2Ey4SX6zAXkPNv August 12, 2020 https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwtduyppjgjHNUBrshghfFi_l3Ivspjv8un August 26, 2020 https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwvcuGvqjkqEtPncHeEo8n8AimPJgLnWOOt If you have questions you would like the Calgary Arts Development team to think about ahead of time, please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org. There will also be an opportunity to ask questions during the event by messaging us on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram. Anonymous questions or statements can be submitted via email.