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Harlem and Beyond: Amplifying the Voices of Diversity
Friday 8/12, 2022 at 5:00 eastern time
In the room: legendary Harlem-born off-Broadway and Broadway producer Voza Rivers, a leading theater, music, and events producer and documentary filmmaker, executive producer and founding member of the New Heritage Theatre Group (established in 1964), executive producer and co-founder of IMPACT Repertory Theatre (the Oscar-nominated youth division of New Heritage Theatre Group) and chairman of the Harlem Arts Alliance. A long view of the evolution of diversity in theater and the arts from a man who has been at the forefront for over 50 years. What are the major changes he has seen over the years? How successful are current efforts to infuse into our culture a greater embrace of diverse voices? What were some of the ways he supported the community through the pandemic? And what are his thoughts about the current recovery from shutdown and the future of our industry?