The Indianapolis Women’s Chorus recognizes that becoming a more inclusive, equitable, and accessible organization is a long journey.
During our 2020-21 season, the chorus engaged in a dialogue facilitated by an outside consultant to bring to light some of the places our membership sees as holes in our inclusivity. A group of members also completed the seven-month Indy SURJ (Showing Up for Racial Justice) antiracist curriculum for White people.
This season (2021-22), the whole chorus will dive deeply into our own beliefs and experiences while examining where our organizational culture and programming may be exclusive. Guided by local consultants, we will use those insights to strengthen our shared organizational identity and sense of belonging. Through this dialogue involving all chorus and board members, we anticipate opportunities to learn from past mistakes, clarify our mission, and develop strategies for realizing our aspiration to be genuinely inclusive, equitable, and accessible.