Local arts consultant Rachel DeGuzman has been talking about diversity among Rochester arts associations for a while with different players. She now is taking the next step and organizing "Diversity in the Arts: A Call to Action in ROC," a symposium from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 24 at Rochester Institute of Technology's Ingle Auditorium. The free event is co-sponsored by PeaceArt International and Rochester Institute of Technology.
"I assert that it is just as important for the arts and cultural sector to be committed to diversity and inclusion as it has been for corporations and educational institutions," DeGuzman says.
The keynote speaker is Aaron Dworkin, who runs the national nonprofit The Sphinx Organization, which focuses on this issue. Dworkin was a MacArthur Fellow and is on the National Council on the Arts.