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How Do We Mobilize As Black Artists?

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Join the Guild as facilitator Lisa Scails walks us through an interactive discussion on how to mobilize the movement as Black Artists.

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After fifteen years as a civil rights leader and entrepreneur, Lisa Scails joined the Cultural Alliance of Western Connecticut as its Executive Director in 2007.

On Wednesday, March 3rd at 5:30pm, Ms. Scails will facilitate a discussion for the Black Artist Guild focused on mobilizing as Black Artists in greater Akron. What are our priorities? What do we need to achieve them? And how do we activate as a collective?

Bring your vision and your voice and join us on March 3rd.

(Registration is free, but required so the Guild can send Zoom details to attendees.)

Lisa Scails Executive Director of the Cultural Alliance of Western Connecticut

Lisa Scails is the Executive Director of the Cultural Alliance of Western Connecticut, a regional organization for resources, information, and support for creative leaders. The Cultural Alliance is dedicated to empowering the arts community to grow the economy and enrich people’s lives. Before joining the Cultural Alliance, Scails was a civil rights leader for many years. She served in several capacities on the local and state levels before retiring as President of the NAACP CT State Conferences of Branches. Her civil rights work included advocacy for legislative issues; training and mobilizing local leaders; coordination and building collaboration for local and statewide efforts affecting African Americans and the disenfranchised.

As an entrepreneur, Scails worked as a diversity consultant and developed best practice policies, presented workshops, and implemented programs for business, schools, and political systems. She has done extensive work with under-resourced youth and their families through special projects, community development and social service programming.

Scails currently serves as a member of the Private Sector Council for Americans for the Arts; a member of the Western Connecticut Economic Develop District Advisory group; and a strong partner with the CT Office of the Arts through the Department of Economic and Community Development.

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