Performing arts organizations need to lead the charge for greater equity in the workplace, and that starts with recruiting and hiring.
Does your organization want to make its recruitment and hiring practices more inclusive? This workshop is for you.
As part of APAP's 10/20/30 pledge
and our commitment to racial equity, diversity and inclusion (REDI) for the performing arts, we are presenting a half-day (3.5 hour) interactive workshop, "Finding the Keys" with Sharifa Johka, former Director of Equity at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival and radical inclusion activist.
APAP is underwriting up to 80 members to attend free of charge, made possible with the generous support of the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and APAP's William Dawson Endowment.
APAP is offering the workshop on two dates: March 29, 2022 and May 5, 2022, each from 1:00-4:30 p.m. EDT. For each session, up to 40 APAP organizational members are eligible to register at no cost, with additional space for 20 registrants at a cost of $125 each. The March 29 event has passed. You may still use this pre-registration form for the May 5 event until the pre-registration deadline of April 25.
"Finding the Keys" is a workshop experience designed to give you real life recruitment and hiring solutions that can be applied across industries.
In this workshop:
- You will learn antiracist approaches that pave the way to inclusive recruitment and hiring solutions.
- You will gain the skills to help activate social justice principles in your workplace.
- You will "find the keys" to unlock actionable steps to successfully operationalize equity values in practice.
Sharifa Johka is a creative producer, strategist and social connector whose work has spanned film, television, theater, and immersive technologies. She is an activist that relentlessly pursues radical inclusion in the arts and is also an artist that writes, directs and produces film and transmedia content with a professional track record that spans over 15 years. Most recently, as the creator and Chair of the Black Realities Creative Fund, Sharifa leads the funding efforts for a spectrum of creative and immersive projects that includes films, documentaries, apps, games, 360VR/AR/XR, 3D animation and a wide range of emerging and innovative technologies.