Diversity asks, “Who’s in the room?” Equity responds: “Who is trying to get in the room but can’t? Whose presence in the room is under constant threat of erasure?”
Inclusion asks, “Has everyone’s ideas been heard?” Justice responds, “Whose ideas won’t be taken as seriously because they aren’t in the majority?”
—Dr. D-L Stewart (he/him/his and they/them/their), Colorado State University
Radiah Harper is an artist who serves cultural institutions in a leadership capacity. She is committed to racial equity and justice and supports internal dialogue and collaboration to promote action in organizations ready to examine long-established biases and limiting beliefs, and whose goals include becoming truly inclusive and accessible. Radiah has an extensive practice developing transformational experiences at the intersection of visual art, critical thinking, and social change.
In her career she has served as Executive Director and Curator at the Museum for African American Art in Tampa, Florida, Vice Director for Education and Program Development at the Brooklyn Museum in New York, and Assistant Professor at Teachers College, Columbia University, in addition to being an author and consultant.
Radiah’s mission is to create space for BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color)—to herald their humanity and include their gifts.