May 21, 2015 from 9:30 - 11am
Barr Foundation, Klarman Family Foundation, and TDC present: Arts and a Changing Boston, Featuring Dr. Manuel Pastor
Already a majority-minority city, Boston's demographics are continually evolving. Yet, the profile of artists, producing and presenting organizations, arts audiences and supporters, has lagged this change.
What does that mean for the future of our city and our sector? And, what roles can we each play to create a more equitable, diverse and inclusive cultural sector?
Drawing on population and economic data, Dr. Pastor will explore present and future demographic scenarios for Boston, together with strategies for creating greater equity and inclusion in the arts, which we all know can be powerful contributors to economic and social sustainability.
Dr. Manuel Pastor is Professor of Sociology and American Studies & Ethnicity at the University of Southern California. Founding director of the Center for Justice, Tolerance, and Community at the University of California, Santa Cruz, he currently directs the Program for Environmental and Regional Equity at USC and co-directs USC's Center for Study of Immigrant Integration. Dr. Pastor's research has generally focused on issues of the economic, environmental and social conditions facing low-income urban communities – and the social movements seeking to change those realities.