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Advocacy: DEI Resources

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Advocacy: DEI Resources


DEI Resources

Resources are added periodically.



Recording of the presentation can be found here (with Zoom passcode: t5=A?8nW)

Two additional resources mentioned in the DEI in TLH presentation, Black Fatigue by Mary Frances Winters and Good White People by Shannon Sullivan.

Black Fatigue by Mary Frances Winters can be purchased here.

Good White People by Shannon Sullivan can be purchased here.


Florida Senate Committee Assignments

The Senate has been filling seats on their committees. The complete directory of committees can be found at this link. The committees that are critical to our success are listed below. Your advocacy will be especially important if your senator is on one of these lists.

Some committees of critical importance to the success of arts and culture: are Appropriations, Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Tourism, and Economic Development, and Appropriations Subcommittee on Education.

Professional Development

National Arts Action Summit - Entering its 35th consecutive year, the National Arts Action Summit is the only national event designed to unite a broad cross-section of America's cultural and civic organizations to underscore the importance of developing strong public policies and increased public funding for arts and culture. There has never been a better time to join us at the National Arts Action Summit because this year, we're taking our advocacy efforts to the next level by making it free for partner organizations and individuals to attend.

Initiatives to support
A Call for a Cultural New Deal

National Civil Rights Conference
Check out and register for the 2021 Conference


Arts Vote: Five Things You Can Do for the Arts Now 
10 Organizations Supporting Black Artists, Creators, Movers & Shakers You Can Donate To Today
A Message to Non-Black People at a Time of Acute Anti-Black Hatred
Black Lives Matter protests across the US and world
Solidarity Is
How to Make this Moment the Turning Point for Real Change
Performing Whiteness
Enough Already with the Statements of "Solidarity," Arts World
How to be a white ally and practice anti-racism
Rest in Power, Beautiful #blacklivesmatter
21-Day Racial Equity Habit Building Challenge
National Museum of African American History and Culture Releases "Talking About Race" Web Portal
Museums and Equity in Times of Crisis
Curatorial Dreaming in the Age of COVID-19
For Museum Leaders Who Want to Do Better
Webinar Series: Taking diversity and inclusion efforts from intention to action at museums
University of Iowa: Art and the Pursuit of Social Justice webinar events

Resource Guides 

BIPOC Arts Marketing Freelancer Database
The brand-new BIPOC Arts Marketing Freelancer Database is a FREE, open source database. If you're a graphic designer, web designer, video editor, sound/podcast engineer, illustrator, social media pro, etc - share your information! I've already had success connecting with an incredible freelancer through this list, and I hope the database will be useful to all of us going forward. If you're a BIPOC Arts Marketing Freelancer, free to add your info directly to the spreadsheet. Keep it growing!


Tallahassee LGBTQ+ Resource Guide Application
For years now Tallahassee has been in need of a comprehensive LGBTQ+ resource guide, one that is vetted and labored by people of the community. Capital Tea has held a monthly LGBTQ+ resource meeting where local LGBTQ+ groups and advocates have worked to develop a process that ensures this guide will meet our needs locally.

Who should fill this out?
This application is meant for any retail, restaurant, social service, mental health counselor, realtor, dentist, doctor, vet, entertainment space, legal, and every service that falls in between. We invite business owners and EDs to complete this application and we also wholeheartedly invite folks who work in these spaces as direct care, supervisors, front line, and volunteers to fill this out.

Huge shout out to the individuals who labored alongside us. Including but not limited to the Florida State University College of Medicine Center for Translational Behavioral Science, TransParent, PFLAG. We hope to share with you a list of other folks and groups who joined in for the collective goal of ensuring LGBTQ+ folks in our community have access to safe and affirming spaces!

Please feel free to share this with others in the Tallahassee area.
Shareable link below


Local Organizations 

Town Hall Tuesdays with COCA, INIE, and UPHS

Dream Defenders Tallahassee - FacebookInstagram

The Movement 850 - Instagram

Local Events

National Organizations

Brown Girls Doc Mafia is an initiative advocating for over 3,300 women and non-binary people of color working in the documentary film industry around the world.


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