LLA Anti-racism Statement

As a local arts organization that lifts and carries the words of our community at large, we pledge our full support to doing a better job in amplifying diverse voices. 
 
We stand committed to:

  • Featuring a more representative roster of guest artists.

  • Contracting with more diverse writing instructors. 

  • Training our writing instructors to teach a more inclusive curriculum and increasing their awareness of and sensitivity to implicit racism, discrimination, and bias in language and learning styles. 

In order to support all writers in Metro Louisville, we are purposefully focused on breaking down barriers of access, including barriers of geography, education, and socio-economics, barriers that impact certain communities more than others. We will continue to scrutinize our best practices and measure our progress as we strive to implement systems-level changes by:

  • Attracting more diverse and representative members to serve on our board of directors and our board of advisors.

  • Exploring ways in which we can better reach and collaborate with diverse writers.

  • Providing safe spaces (in-person and online) for diverse communities to learn and gather in a manner respectful of everyone.