By: Ashley Ann Wolfe

May 22, 2022

Slover Linett’s Jen Benoit-Bryan and Melody Buyukozer Dawkins recently had the privilege of presenting the Culture + Community in a Time of Transformation research, with a focus on Greater Boston, at an event co-hosted by the Barr Foundation, the Mayor’s Office of Arts and Culture, and the Boston Public Library. We’re thrilled that the Boston Globe featured this work, highlighting how residents of Massachusetts both value and see racism in the arts.

Quotes Benoit-Bryan, “They’re holding both ideas at once. There is systemic racism in many different parts of the arts and culture sector, but they still believe in the power of arts and cultural organizations to address that very same issue, even though they know it’s still being grappled with internally.”

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Photo: Melody Buyukozer Dawkins, a researcher with Slover Linett, joined arts leaders Doneeca Thurston, executive director of Lynn Museum/LynnArts; Marquis Victor, founder and executive director of Elevated Thought; and Catherine T. Morris, founder and artistic director of BAMS Fest, to discuss the Culture + Community survey at the Boston Public Library. Photo by JULES FAÑA, used with permission.

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