Articulture are committed to our continued work of promoting diversity and inclusivity.
This week we have been inspired by our local, socially distanced protests in support of #Blacklivesmatter, and by the words of Elena Blackmore, also based here in Machynlleth, in her moving and powerful blog –
“The narrative of white supremacy is not something out there… It’s not just those racist people. We are all constantly placing tiles in the narrative mosaic, and without conscious effort, we’re likely to be recreating the same old familiar patterns.”
It’s a recommended personal insight and tool box that we have been using. Elena is part of PIRC (Public Interest Research Company), a Wales based organisation that works with civil society both here and internationally to develop stories and strategies for a more equal, green and democratic society.
We recognise that our work is a continual learning process that needs to take place on many levels – internal, structural, institutional, interpersonal and that the learning needs to be accompanied by actions as well as words. This week we have pledged support for the newly emerging Wales Culture and Race Taskforce and we look forward to their development in the coming days, weeks and into a future where opportunities are equal for all those who wish to participate in and lead the vibrant cultural sector in Wales.
Image – Solidarity protests – Black Lives Matter – Machynlleth – June 2020. Credit – Mid-Wales Refugee Action – Y Canolbarth dros Ffoaduriaid