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Article Published: 10 May 2021

A Framework for Change

The eight points of the Black Opera Alliance’s “Pledge for Racial Equity and Systemic Change in Opera” address equity across multiple levels: casting, repertoire (with an emphasis on works by Black composers), hiring practices, board composition, even makeup. The pledge also calls for companies to “review the board’s recruitment culture and decision-making methodologies for inherent racism and/or implicit bias” and hire equity consultants to conduct internal reviews of equity, diversity, and inclusivity in the workplace.

This article was published in the Spring 2021 issue of Opera America Magazine.

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