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Erin Washington
Committee Chair

The Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Committee serves to bring awareness to our voice community to help, support and encourage practices that reflect equity, diversity and inclusion.

VASTA serves a diverse constituency of theater professionals, academics, and voice professionals. As national demographics reflect the rich cultural, ethnic, and racial diversity of our planet, VASTA recognizes that it begins its 21st year as an organization predominantly comprised of Caucasian members with educational and artistic methods derived primarily from Eurocentric, specifically Anglo-American, forms, traditions, and texts.

Committee Members:

Cynthia Santos-DeCure
Joy Lanceta Coronel
Micha Espinosa
Amy Mihyang Ginther
Elisa Gonzalez
Sammi Grant
Michelle Lopez-Rios
Olisa Enrico-Johnson
Donzell Lewis
Kristen Loree
Robin Miles
Marie Ramirez-Downing
Judy Shahn
Scott Stackhouse
Elizabeth Terrel
Hetal Varia
Alison Vasquez


Board Liaison: 
Cynthia Santos-DeCure
 
As part of the "VASTA Vision 2005-2014," the VASTA board created a “Diversity” sub-committee to brainstorm how VASTA defines “diversity,” and initiatives and activities towards that goal. The committee created an “equity, diversity, and inclusion template” for discussion at the 2006 VASTA conference, and from the ideas shared during that discussion, generated a VASTA Diversity document. 

 


If you have questions, ideas, or thoughts for the committee, please contact Erin Washington, committee chair.