Opera Companies: Sign the Pledge for Racial Equity in Opera

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OUR MISSION STATEMENT

The mission of the Black Opera Alliance is to empower Black classical artists and administrators by exposing systems of racial inequity and under-representation of the African diaspora in all facets of the industry and challenging institutions to implement drastic reform.

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The mission of the Black Opera Alliance is to empower Black classical artists and administrators by exposing systems of racial inequity and under-representation of the African diaspora in all facets of the industry and challenging institutions to implement drastic reform.

BOA was founded in the midst of the current pandemic out of a need for support and action in a time when opera professionals around the world are out of work and the Black population is disproportionately affected by COVID19 and economic hardship. Amidst the protests of the Black Lives Matter movement, Black opera professionals and others who support equity have decided that the time for change is now.

The Alliance intends to accomplish this mission through activism, utilizing social media, advocacy for Black professionals in opera board rooms, and working with local governments to ensure that Black professionals have an equal opportunity for success in opera. Some strategies will also include providing community, mentorship, as well as supporting resource sharing, such as access to recording technology, resume development, audition techniques, and career strategies for young singers. Funds raised will enable these subsidies.

Please support this initiative as we seek to create equity in opera.

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