The Board of Directors will see if one of SLFS’ many differently-abled champions will serve on the board to help us better understand the needs of communities that need ADA technologies and infrastructure to participate in film art. SLFS board acknowledges that we did not reach this goal in 2019 and is carrying it over.
CEO/President will create a leadership role in the most-needed category for SLFS’ new future post-Covid and we will commit to hiring that role no later than posting it in June of 2021 if budget and Covid recovery allows.
CEO/President will design an internship project for 2022 and committee to build the project at SLFS with aim to build on the work done at the Traveling While Black internship.
Every staff member will be required to watch films about diverse issues, attend training on diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging to personally grow learning how to be anti-racist and take action towards recognizing inherent bias, systemic racism and other systematic systems that prevent change. We will present in our all-staff-attended meetings learnings/takeaways. Budget will be provided, and staff may help choose what to participate in.
CEO/President will expand on the current cultural committee, begin honorariums, and dedicate a core program of SLFS’ future to cultural tours to build upon the work we have already done with the Mexican, Israeli, Dance, Czech, and Pacific Islander communities.
CEO/President and Head of MAST will collaborate with Utah Diplomacy to inform artists globally about the state of film-arts in the US. 2020 will be South Africa and India.
Head of MAST will find a way to amplify, free to the public, on SLFSathome.org the Traveling While Black short along with the hundreds of post-cards that SLFS received from Utahn’s learning about the black experience when they saw our 2019 in-person exhibit.
Head of Theatrical will review list of diverse business owners in SLC and have that list available as SLFS fulfills needs with contractors and vendors as they arise.·
MPRC Director will have a post-card after every in-person cultural tour to capture the stories of impact SLFS is having in diverse communities, and in the white communities with regards to understanding of diverse communities. We learned so much from Traveling While Black post-cards, we need to capture more of these stories to track our own progress as well as see where we might improve and learn more about what we do not know.
MPRC will transition all staff signatures to voluntarily include a preferred pronoun in their email signatures, business cards, and on the website.
MPRC Website Coordinator will make the diversity statement available to all publics on our website.
MPRC will create slides to acknowledge native lands for our on-screen program.
MPRC Director will make sure that all our theaters, at all times, have diverse BIPOC or marginalized communities images and visual representation in the theater through marketing materials, banners, our televisions, and the movie posters selected.
Operations Managers will research BIPOC film experience and present their findings to the entire SLFS staff as a team to see where SLFS might improve programming behaviors and bias.
MPRC Director will research the website to include accessibility features and present budget implications to put into implementation.
Head of MAST will ensure BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ representation is accessible in MAST curation programs and podcasts, blog posts, media article curations, and speaker opportunities.
CEO/President will ensure that diversity and inclusion is a meeting topic in all message-to-the-field meetings, board meetings, and actively ask staff to give ideas in this arena on how SLFS might improve, learn, and discover how to do better.
CEO/President and Board Chair will begin to share the unique SLFS philosophy of board management/recruitment/fund raising with the world. TBD on what we can handle bandwidth-wise in the Covid-climate, but we will at minimum: start posting on CEO Linked-in ideas/philosophies around how SLFS manages a diverse board and ensures equity, sharing with ZAP and at least one council member SLFS board philosophies.