Monday, March 16, 2020 from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM EDT
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890 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 02215

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POSTPONED - Black Boston: Transforming the Arts

Given growing concerns about Coronavirus, this event has been postponed. We are committed to rescheduling this event and will keep all current ticket holders updated on our plans. If you are holding tickets for this event, they will be honored when the event is rescheduled.

Boston is renowned for its arts and theater institutions, which historically have made space for certain kinds of artists and conceptions of art. How is Boston elevating and amplifying new voices and new approaches to the Arts? How are we transforming who gets to make and consume art? Where does bias persist and how do we rectify it?

Join the Boston University Initiative on Cities, the Boston University Office of Diversity & Inclusion, and WBUR CitySpace for Black Boston: Transforming the Arts, the first in a four-part discussion series featuring transformative Black leaders from across Greater Boston.



  • Crystal Williams, Associate Provost for Diversity & Inclusion, Boston University; Professor of English & award-winning poet

The Black Boston Series was created to provide a forum in which to examine our city’s progress toward inclusive access, equity, and opportunity—and where we still fall short. The sessions will focus, respectively, on Arts & Culture, Community Health, Technology, and Politics and take place between March and June, 2020. We believe these four themes represent areas where Boston is a national leader, but are also where critical gaps endure.