Sunday June 14, 2020 was the first of Long Beach Opera’s 2020 Community Conversations, Equity and Diversity in the Arts featured a keynote speech by scholar Dr. Naomi André, performances by Solomon Howard, Julia Bullock and John Holiday. Panelists included Dr. André, Julia Bullock, Ailyn Pérez, Soloman Howard, Andrew Stenson, Kenneth Overton, Karen Slack, and Brandon Alexander Bell. The conversation was moderated by Derrell Acon, D.M.A. Director of Engagement & Equity.
See Youtube upload of conversation
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L5nScHjvln0 and picture of Dr. Derrell Acon