The Arts Council of Anne Arundel County Stands.

The Arts Council of Anne Arundel County stands in solidarity with the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community in the face of rising reports of anti-Asian violence, including the recent events in Atlanta. We are saddened and outraged by these acts of hate and bias and remain resolute in our commitment to stand up against any vestige of racism.

The Arts Council of Anne Arundel County is dedicated to the values of diversity, equity, and inclusion. While there is still much work to do, we remain fully engaged in the work of learning, reflection, and action. We recognize our Asian, Asian American, and Pacific Islander communities as vital sources of creativity and strength to all of us who live and work in Anne Arundel County, and will continue our support through programming, grantmaking, and advocacy.

We reiterate what we stated in June of last year: art shapes our culture. The freedom of expression in all artistic pursuits enables us to see, understand, and express the inequality of discrimination. We believe that the arts have the power to inspire social change and to bring us closer to a world of equality and equity.

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