2018 GIA Conference
Race, Space, and Place
Oakland, CA  |  October 21–24

What Does Cultural Equity Look Like?

Monday, October 22, 3:45pm – 4:45pm

Salon 4

Organized and moderated by Roberto Bedoya, Cultural Affairs manager, City of Oakland.

Presented by Vanessa Whang, lead consultant, Oakland Cultural Plan; and Randy Engstrom, director, Office of Arts and Culture, City of Seattle.

There are many definitions of cultural equity circulating in the field. What do we think cultural equity would look like if we were to achieve it? What are the operating principles that give a commitment to cultural equity teeth? These are questions that need answers if we are to walk the talk and make real change. Join a conversation about operationalizing cultural equity vales with Vanessa Whang, the lead consultant for the Oakland Cultural Plan, Belonging in Oakland: A cultural development plan, Randy Engstrom, director of Seattle’s Office of Arts and Culture, and Roberto Bedoya, Cultural Affairs manager, City of Oakland.