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D.E.I.A Conversation Series

February 23 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

D.E.I.A Conversation Series

D.E.I.A in Marketing: Changing the Way You Market

Thursday, February 23, 2023 11am (Virtual)

Guest Speaker: Ruby Lopez Harper

Let’s keep talking about DEIA in the arts! Many of you have told us you are eager to continue these conversations. Now, the Arts Council of Anne Arundel County and our partners Chesapeake Arts Center and The AngelWing Project are planning a series of virtual, one-hour programs that will provide the tools you need to broaden DEIA in your organization’s operations and programming. Our roster of great speakers for 2023 will share their expertise and answer your questions on topics like unconscious bias, accessibility, and marketing to diverse audiences.

Meet our guest speaker: Ruby Lopez Harper 

Mexican, Mother, Wife, Dancer, Photographer, Poet and Social Justice Warrior.
Ruby is the Executive Director of the Craft Emergency Relief Fund (CERF+). Ruby’s work has included external equity strategies and field education, leadership development, local arts advancement, and cohort building for the local arts agency field, arts and culture administrators, and arts marketers. She currently works on projects with the Association of Tribal Archives, Libraries and Museums and has consulted with numerous local, state, regional and national organizations on grantmaking, equitable practice, and capacity building initiatives.

She was selected for the 2021 BIPOC Leadership Circle Cohort with Artequity. She was a 2019 Arizona State University Practices for Change Fellow. She was recognized as a 2019 Inspirational Woman (Arts Advocate) by “And I Thought” Women in Literature. She is a steering committee member for the National Coalition on Arts Preparedness and Emergency Response, serves as Chair of the Gard Foundation, serves on the board for the Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County (Grants Committee/Advocacy Committee) and serves on Aha Creative board and WETA Community Advisory Council.

Ruby’s work has focused on equitable access, grantmaking, supporting individual artists, community development, economic development, cultural tourism, marketing, and public art. She draws on a varied background that includes corporate affairs, community relations, volunteerism, employee engagement, marketing and communications, and business administration. She served on the Emerging Leaders Council for Americans for the Arts, was the primary contact for the Arts and Economic Impact Study for Central Ohio and served as a mentor with Arts Administrators of Color DMV. She is a 2017 National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures Advocacy Leadership Institute Fellow, Class of 2017 American Express Leadership Academy Alumni and Class of 2010 Next Generation of Leaders Fellowship program.


Upcoming Events

April 20 Accessiblity in the Arts – Deena Kilmon

11:00 am – 12:30pm (Virtual)


June 15 Uncounscious Bias – Kashonna Marrow

11:00 am – 12:30pm (Virtual)


August 17 D.E.I.A Confrence

All Day (In Person)



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