JAHC to Promote Community Driven Conversation about Cultural Appropriation

Juneau, AK (KINY) - Following calls of cultural appropriation during a display at the Wearable Art Show, the Juneau Arts and Humanities Council have determined to create an environment where people can discuss those issues.

On March 9th, the public is invited to the Main Hall in the Juneau Arts & Culture Center from 5:30pm until 7:00pm for a potluck gathering. Conversation will be led by Kolene and Lyle James and Ati Nasiah.

The JAHC is also looking to create a resource webpage with links to information about cultural appropriation. There will also be development on guidelines for Wearable Art submissions, not as an intent to censor an artist's work, but to be a more organic process that is cognizant of the perspectives of others.

Members of the public are also invited to participate in meetings of the Board of Trustees. The JAHC Board of Trustees has regular monthly meetings, usually on the third Wednesday of each month at 5 pm in the JAHC Gallery.

Persons interested in addressing the Board of Trustees are encouraged to contact the JAHC prior to the meeting to allow for time to be allocated on the meeting agenda.

 

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