The Suncoast Black Arts Collaborative, a nonprofit organization that promotes using the unifying power of the arts to nurture inclusion and diversity across the regional arts and cultural landscape, will present "Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the Performing Arts”—part of its free Arts and Racial Justice panel series—on Monday, March 1 from 5-6:30 p.m. via Zoom. It is the second in the series; the first, in January, was moderated by award-winning writer Charlayne Hunter-Gault.
Panel members include Murray Chase, producing executive director of Venice Theatre; Michael Donald Edwards, producing artistic director of Asolo Repertory Theatre; Richard Hopkins, CEO of Florida Studio Theatre; Julie Leach, executive director of Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe; and Daniel Bernard Roumain, a composer, violinist, and educator. Bookstore1Sarasota owner Georgia Court will moderate. The event is free, but registration is required.