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Omaha Performing Arts launches Voices Amplified

Posted at 6:18 PM, Oct 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-24 11:51:20-04

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — Voices Amplified is a new series on arts and social justice.

Its goals are to amplify artists in diverse cultures.

Inclusion, diversity, equity and accessibility are the core values of the group made up of educators, artists and Omaha Performing Arts employees.

It will elevate artists and their work in social justice through live music, dance and spoken word.

This is a long-term initiative to expand artistic and community engagement through educational-type programs.

They want to encourage dialogue with community groups and people from a wide variety of backgrounds.

"This is really something that is near and dear to my heart. I love the arts and I love the mission of being able to bring about change because black voices and black stories are part of the American culture and they have not always been celebrated," says VP of Human Capital and Inclusion Gennean Scott of Omaha Performing Arts.

They have several events planned.

This Sunday, the group is having a virtual panel discussion on August Wilson's Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award Winning "Fences."

They invite everyone to watch the play, then join in a pre-recorded panel discussion.

More information can be found on the Omaha Performing Art's website.

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