"Why Learn About Equity As Students?
Diversity. Equity. Inclusion.
You may hear these words tossed around in theatre conversations regarding community, casting, representation, and even by large corporate organizations such as Microsoft, AT&T, and more. In the wake of today’s political climate and the increase of racially charged violent, more people are starting to realize that they cannot avoid this conversation in their professional life.
Questions that may come up for drama students are: How is this relevant to artists? How can I participate in the discussion as a student? Where can I develop the skills I need to be a meaningful contributor in this as I move into my professional life?
Come as you are for a casual, student-centered discussion around equity. Bring your questions, curiosity, and lunch to hear about some of the experiences that your fellow students bring to the table whether they’re old-timers or completely new.
Hosted by the UW School of Drama and BA alum Aaron Jin, this conversation will happen from 12:00pm-1:30pm in room 211 inside Hutchinson Hall on the UW Campus. You are welcome to bring lunch with you for this gathering.
Disclaimer: this discussion is produced in partnership with Aaron Jin and the School of Drama, and the experiences they bring come from a theatre background. However, any student is encouraged to join this conversation, especially those coming from other arts backgrounds."