Vocal Village Inc. is a grass-roots non-profit with a mission to empower people of color through exploring the significant contributions racially diverse artists have made to the art form of opera.
By amplifying the voices of opera makers of color, a panel of artists, administrators, and influencers from the New York opera community and beyond will challenge the industry’s long history of systemic racism to focus on solutions for creating equity and access. What are the barriers and systems of oppression people of color in opera face and what can we do to make change?
This discussion will bring people together in an inclusive space for dialogue that encourages allies and advocates to participate with a focus on the impact of action rather than relying solely on intention.
The panel discussion will be followed by a reception with complimentary refreshments featuring cuisine from local entrepreneurs of color.