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Town Hall on the arts

OW Staff Writer | 5/20/2016, midnight
A free Los Angeles County Town Hall on diversity in the arts and culture will take place at noon tomorrow ...

A free Los Angeles County Town Hall on diversity in the arts and culture will take place at noon tomorrow at the Lancaster Museum of Art and History, 665 W. Lancaster Blvd.

In November 2015, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors approved an arts diversity motion that directed the Arts Commission to establish an advisory committee comprised of diverse community leaders to develop recommendations for ways to enhance the artistic participation of persons from traditionally under-served communities. The proposed advisory committee will guide an effort called the Cultural Equity and Inclusion Initiative by helping to shape its vision, goals and recommendations by focusing on diversity in five key areas: staff, boards, audience, programming and creators/artists. Co-chairs of the advisory committee include Tim Dang, producing artist director at East West Players; Helen Hernandez, president and founder of the Imagen Foundation and also executive producer of the Imagen Awards, and Maria Rosario Jackson, senior advisor to the Arts and Culture Program at the Kresge Foundation.

The free town halls are taking place throughout the county. The general public is encouraged to RSVP for tomorrow’s town hall and join the conversation about diversity in the arts by visiting www.ArtsEquityLA.com.