Artistically Speaking Podcast (Summit County)
By DEIA Advisory Board
Artistically Speaking Podcast (Summit County)Apr 19, 2023
On this episode of the Artistically Speaking Podcast our guests are Alana Jochum Executive Director of Equality Ohio in Columbus an DEIA Advisory Colleague, Jocelyn Grant.
In this show we will be discussing Conversion Therapy.
Conversion Therapy refers to the widely practice that attempts to change a person’s sexual orientation or gender identity.
“Artistically Speaking” seeks to both engage and inform listeners by featuring a line-up of co-hosts and content experts who will share information and resources and spark conversation.
The podcast is one piece of the work of the Advisory Board, with a calendar of professional learning opportunities also available throughout the year at no cost. Learn more about “DEIA Advisory Board Presents….” at artsnow.org/events.
SAY IT LOUD!
This episode features writer & director Francine Parr & Ivy Johnson with the Millennial Theater Project.
Say it Loud is a powerful and intimate performance of the lived experiences of Northeast Ohio residents. Francine Parr with Maya Nicholson created these safe spaces and voices for people from marginalized groups.
Ivy Johnson..."We did our job as an actor when people can hold the mirror up to themselves." Empathy was the thread woven throughout this production. To learn more about the Millennial Theatre Project please visit www.facebook.com/millennialtheatreproject.
Getting to Know The Arts and Culture DEIA Advisory Board
The Arts & Culture DEIA Advisory Board is a 15 person board that started in 2019.
The board was given a commendation by Summit County Executive Illene Shapiro in 2022 for being an advisory board of thought leaders. The board advocates by assisting in developing priorities to advance equity in Summit County’s arts and culture sector.
Host by Advisory Board member and local community builder Ace Epps, we are join with the following below:
Chair- Dr. Sheldon Wrice, Vice President of Inclusion & Equity at the University of Akron,
Co-Chair Jocelyn Grant, Education and Volunteer Director at South Street Ministries
Bryce Lowry, Founder of Art for Autism Cares