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boston Globe: BOLD TYPES
David Howse on ArtsEmerson’s efforts to reflect the city’s diversity on its stage — and in its audience. This article is part of the Boston Globe's "Bold Types" series, which features leaders at businesses throughout the Boston-area. Howse is the only leader interviewed this season from the arts and culture sector.
Under the Radar (WGBH, 89.7 FM): Fostering Cross-Racial friendships in Communities
Of the many things that can divide Americans — political beliefs, nationality, religion, age, gender identity — one of the most difficult to navigate is race. Even after decades of civil rights gains and positive diversity efforts, racial relations in the U.S. remain fraught. And the tension can be seen at every level of our society, from presidential to personal. But in small groups across the country, there is a quiet effort to develop authentic dialogue through cross-racial friendships.
JFK Library Forum: explOrinG Race THROUGH Drama
Keith Hamilton Cobb, actor and author of American Moor, and David C. Howse, executive director of ArtsEmerson, examine the powerful role performance can play in catalyzing conversations on race, equality, and social challenges with Lizzy Cooper Davis, a professor at Emerson working at the intersection of arts and social justice.
TEdx Talk: Navigating race with truth and dignitY
Racism exists all around us - in our personal and professional lives - but it doesn't have to define us. What happens when we navigate racism with truth and dignity?