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Kate Fitzpatrick-Harnish: Equity in the Arts

“How do we diversify classical music and the arts, especially within institutions, to make sure that we are not upholding structures that promote inequity?"

This episode of Strength in the Midst of Change features Kate Fitzpatrick-Harnish, Ph.D., Acting Associate Dean, and Associate Professor, School of Music, Theatre, and Dance, Department of Music Education. Kate talks about her work in music education and the importance of recognizing the disparities among communities of color and working for equity of access.

Resiliency is best demonstrated in times of challenges. Join CEW+ Director Tiffany Marra as she talks to students, staff, faculty, and community members connected to the University of Michigan’s Center for the Education of Women+ (CEW+) in our podcast, Strength in the Midst of Change. Through this podcast, CEW+ seeks to create a safe place where you will be inspired by the stories of everyday people. Originally created to document the challenges resulting from COVID-19, CEW+ has expanded the podcast to include stories of combating racism through individual and organizational action. This podcast will continue to evolve as societal challenges shift over time.

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