Dear members, dear network partners,
Music is for everyone. However, not everyone has the same access to music. One of the reasons for this is racist discrimination: It is still a relevant topic in the music industry in 2023. This is demonstrated not least by numerous song lyrics and statements by artists in which racist patterns of discrimination are reproduced. But racist attacks at events and bookings by problematic bands also make it clear that people affected by racism continue to find it difficult to participate in music culture. Most recently, author Jasmina Kuhnke started a debate about this when Rock am Ring and Rock im Park announced the band Pantera in the 2023 lineup.
How can you, as an actor, sensitize yourself to this and thus contribute to making concerts and festivals safer or racism-free places? This is the question addressed by the music industry discussion session “Anti-racism work in the music industry – How can we create racism-free spaces?
Sho is a freelance diversity trainer and consultant, systemic coach and co-founder of „THE NOC – The Network of Competence“, a 360° diversity agency that advises companies, organizations and associations on the topic of “inclusion”. In addition, THE NOC operates its own business network specifically for ambitious BIPoC. He also works for Safe The Dance, an awareness, inclusion and diversity agency with a focus on the arts and culture sector. In the course of his work, Sho gives workshops as well as keynotes and accompanies company-wide projects to create an inclusive corporate culture. For more on Sho and his work, visit his Website and LinkedIn.
To participate, please register by 6pm on Monday, February 06, 2023 using the form below: