Diversity and inclusion are not just buzzwords. They are vitally important aspects of everyday living. Inclusive practices are critical to the overall success of an organization, and everyone involved in arts presentation — from the chair of the board to volunteer ushers — needs tools to perform tasks with thoughtful inclusion, rooted in empathy. This webinar will address how to train volunteers to ensure that every artist, audience member, staff person, and volunteer feels welcome at events and performances.
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About the Presenter:
Jael Richardson is the author of The Stone Thrower: A Daughter’s Lesson, a Father’s Life, a memoir based on her relationship with her father, CFL quarterback Chuck Ealey. The Stone Thrower was adapted into a children’s book in 2016 and was shortlisted for a Canadian picture book award. Richardson is a book columnist and guest host on CBC’s q. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Guelph and lives in Brampton, Ontario where she founded and serves as the Artistic Director for the Festival of Literary Diversity (FOLD). Her debut novel, Gutter Child, is coming Fall 2020 with HarperCollins Canada.