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From Ideas to Action: Advancing Cultural Equity in the Arts in Greater Sacramento 

In January 2019, Metro Arts, with the Sacramento Region Community Foundation, held a day-long convening on advancing cultural equity in the arts in the Greater Sacramento Region. More than 150 individuals representing arts, education, and service organizations throughout the region came together for a day of inspirational and informative panels, keynotes, and working sessions focused on creating cross-cultural bridges and developing tools and strategies to advance equity in the arts. 

Speakers included: Ted Russell, Associate Director, Arts Strategy & Ventures for the Kenneth Rainin Foundation; Rebeka Rodriguez, Civic Engagement Manager at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco; Cassandra Walker-Pye, Founder & CEO, 3.14 Communications, LLC.; Aimée Zenzele Barnes, Diversity & Equity Manager, City of Sacramento.

PDF resources are available in the links below. Please click the title to download.

Diversity & Inclusion Approaches Insight and Impact Worksheet (The Centre for Global Inclusion) (From a breakout session led by Aimee Barnes)
Global Diversity and Inclusion Benchmarks Model (The Centre for Global Inclusion) (From a breakout session led by Aimee Barnes)
Sharing Your Story (From a breakout session led by Stacey Shelnut-Hendrick and Mark Simon)


More posted soon- please check back!



Keynote speaker, Kevin John Fong, a nationally recognized cultural translator, facilitator, trainer, and speaker in transformative justice, leadership development and organizational design.