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February 26, 2016 / Ciara Myers, Editor

Friday roundup – February 22 through 26, 2016

THIS WEEK IN RACIAL EQUITY
– Rose Ann Cleveland, executive director of The Morris & Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation and a member of the WRAG board, shared her experience of witnessing racial inequality growing up in North Carolina, and how she came to realize that society treated certain people differently. (Daily, 2/25)

THIS WEEK IN HOMELESSNESS
– In light of Black History Month, the National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty discussed the connections between race and homelessness.

THIS WEEK IN THE ARTS
– New data from the National Endowment for the Arts and the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis found that arts and cultural production contributed $704.2 billion to the U.S. economy in 2013. This was  a 32.5 percent increase since 1998. (National Endowment for the Arts, 2/16)

 Audience Engagement Is All the Rage Among Arts Funders. But What Is It, Really? (Inside Philanthropy, 2/18)

THIS WEEK IN GENDER EQUITY
– Opinion: How Society Pays When Women’s Work Is Underpaid (NYT, 2/22)


WRAG’S COMMUNITY CALENDAR
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Can you tell the difference between real wildlife and mechanical wildlife decoys used to stop illegal hunting from these photos?

– Ciara

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