Now more than ever, the arts and media play a significant role in storytelling that reflects the story of our nation and addresses national narratives. These stories are often framed by our shared history, one of stolen land worked by stolen bodies which generated wealth, inequality, climate degradation, and their racialized impacts. This is also what has fueled philanthropy, forcing us to examine our practices through the prism of this history.
This opening plenary will highlight the work of Tracy Rector and Jeffery Robinson, who are harnessing the power of storytelling through film to expand our collective understanding of these historical truths. Eddie Torres, president & CEO of Grantmakers in the Arts will moderate the discussion.