Anti-Racism Virtual Town Hall

On July 15, 2020, Calgary Arts Development held another anti-racism virtual town hall. The purpose of this town hall was to hear from as many as possible about what is working, what isn’t working, and what you would like to see changed in our programs.

We invited a few people from the community to speak about their experiences to start things off but invited everyone to consider the following questions and share thoughts.

  • Do you see yourself in our programs?
  • Have you experienced a barrier in reaching out or engaging with Calgary Arts Development?
  • Have you had an experience where a barrier was removed, that gave you better access to our programs?
  • If we were starting a new granting organization from scratch, what would you want to see?
  • What would you like to see us prioritize in our work?
  • Where should our energy be applied, knowing that we have finite resources?

The town hall was hosted on Zoom and was interpreted in American Sign Language (ASL). A transcript of the town hall is available below as well as an unedited version of the chat and a list of links that were shared.