In October, the National Assembly of State Arts Agencies (NASAA) and ArtPlace America, convened state arts agency community development coordinators to connect with each other and explore challenges and promising practices in equity-centered cultural development. CSC founder, Kiley Arroyo was honored to moderate the plenary session The Color of Equity: Do We Know It When We See It?

In partnership with an extraordinary panel, this discussion examined ways inequities are nested across visible and invisible systems and structures, from our beliefs to organizational practices, public policies, and physical places. Hannah Drake, an extraordinary artist and activist from Louisville, Kentucky opened this conversation with her earthshaking piece Spaces.

Panelists shared their experiences leveraging the arts, culture, and community-led design to disrupt patterns of harm and center the voices of those impacted by injustice. A full recording of this timely conversation and be found here, along with recording of all conference sessions.