State of the Nation 2

“For the master’s tools will never dismantle the master’s house.
They may allow us temporarily to beat him at his own game, but they will never enable us to bring about genuine change.”

Audre Lorde, American writer, feminist, librarian, civil rights activist


This year, Doing Things Differently – State of the Nation 2 followed up the 2016 event to ask,
Are we are any closer to inclusion?
What have you done or are doing differently?
What has the impact been and what do you think needs to happen now?

Diverse City and Bristol City Council hosted the day with a welcome from Mayor Marvin Rees. Over a hundred people from around 50 organisations gathered to revisit the Doing Things Differently Manifesto, share triumphs and challenges, reflect on the last 18 months and reinvigorate conversations about equality in the arts. Everyone also had the opportunity to enjoy the Grayson Perry Exhibition, The Vanity of Small Differences in the Gallery.

Read Claire Hodgson’s opening speech here, as she considers and challenges what we have done differently in the last 18 months and what is still possible.

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