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State of the Arts 2020

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Amy Aquino

Chair, Arts for LA

Ryan Smith

CEO, Partnership for LA Schools

Marqueece Harris-Dawson

LA City Council District 8

Julie Baker

Executive Director, Californians for the Arts

Amanda Gorman

Inaugural National Youth Poet Laureate

Nahal Jalali

2020 Laura Zucker Research Fellow

Shawn Kravich

Executive Director, Snap Foundation

Kristin Sakoda

Director, LA County Department of Arts + Culture

Joan Weinstein

Director, Getty Foundation

kristina wong


Cobi Krieger

ACTIVATE Innovator

Miranda Wright

Director, LA Performance Project


General Manager, Department of Cultural Affairs

Monica Harte

ACTIVATE Innovator

Sheila Reamer

ACTIVATE Innovator

Eric V. Ibarra

ACTIVATE Innovator

Denise Grande

Director of Education, LA County Department of Arts + Culture

Andrea Lofthouse-Quesada

ACTIVATE Innovator

Pat Wayne (she/her)

Program Director, CreateCA

Collette Alleyne

Chief Education Officer

Emma Howard

Director of Planning, LA City District 4

Mark Slavkin

Director of Education, Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts

Cheyanne Sauter (s/h)

Executive Director, Art Share LA


Program Manager, LA County Department of Arts + Culture

Elena Muslar

Creative Career Coach and Community Arts Consultant

Elida Ledesma

Executive Director, Arts for Healiing + Justice Network

Lucia Torres

Executive Director, Las Fotos Project

Karen Mack

Executive Director, LA Commons

Gustavo Herrera

Executive Director, Arts for LA

Cordelia Istel

Director of Organizing, Arts for LA

Fabian Fuertes

SOTA Emcee

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