Statement from Chicago a cappella

Jun 29, 2020

Amid our anger and frustration about continuing violence against Black people and our country’s long history of racial inequity, we at Chicago a cappella understand that it is our responsibility to do everything we can to combat racism. The challenge we face as a society calls for action and accountability, rather than simply good intentions. To that end, our Board of Directors has articulated Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion as a primary organizational goal.  As we embark on this journey toward justice, we pledge to listen to a broad array of voices, approaching the work with humility and open minds. Over the coming months, we will devise a concrete plan of action that will articulate how we will work to advance toward these ideals in our organization and in the wider community. We will be sharing these plans with you, and we invite you—the loyal audience who has fostered our growth through 27 seasons—to share your perspectives on how we can further this mission.

-Chicago a cappella's Board of Directors

Chicago a cappella Board of Directors

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On July 10, 2020,
Laura Cooper said:

Bravo for starting to build connections with area high school programs.  I’ve always supported these efforts to bring talented high school students, particularly students of color, together with professional musicians.  As mentors to many young people who have been in the Apprenticeship and intern programs, please follow these young people beyond high school.  Many will need mentors as they pursue educational and career goals.  Tell us what they are doing, share their stories, and bring them into your work…they have so much to teach all of us.

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