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Juilliard Black Alumni Association Calls On Board of Trustees To Take Action

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Antonio Ferme editorThe Juilliard Black Alumni Association (JBAA) outlined its mission statement and the steps it hopes the school will institute in order to create a more equitable conservatory in a letter sent to the school’s board of trustees earlier this week.Twenty five Black alumni of The Juilliard School formed the organization in May in response to the controversial “Slavery Saturday” workshop curated by the drama division on Sept.

5, 2020. That immersive workshop, which reportedly involved sounds of “cracking whips, rattling chains, slave auction shop talk, and racial slurs” in an effort to replicate the experience of being enslaved.

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