Diversity, equity and community

San Francisco Opera’s Department of Diversity, Equity and Community (DEC) envisions a vibrant arts world in which people of all races create, share and enjoy resources and relationships equitably, unleashing individual potential, embracing collective responsibility and generating global prosperity in the arts and beyond.

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our commitment

We are committed to ensure people of racially and culturally diverse backgrounds and experinces share and enjoy our art, resources and relationships equitably, embracing community values and generating institutional propserity.

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OUR core VALUES

Diversity & Culture:

We respect the wide diversity of identities, races and ethnicities,

religions, nationalities, and sexual orientations within our community.

Equity:

We value the voices, experiences, cultures, intellect and multi-dimensionality

of people of color to contribute to the artistic excellence of SFO.

Inclusion:

We prioritize identifying and removing barriers to racial equity within our institution.

Community:

We value voicing and sharing our viewpoints with integrity even when difficult, unpopular or risky.

Transformation:

We value the ability of individuals and systems to change in ways that make racial justice possible.

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Earn Your Wings is a San Francisco Opera initiative that invites patrons to engage with and support our community partnerships in meaingful and demonstrative ways. We are asking our audiences to deeply consider what it means to be a "global citizen" who participates in and advocates to support the arts, even as we fight to address critical societal issues, like homelessness. Learn more about how you can 'earn your wings'.

community partners highlight

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COMPASS FAMILY SERVICES

 CFS help homeless families and those at imminent risk to achieve housing stability, economic self-sufficiency, and well-being.

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COMMUNITY HOUSING PARTNERSHIP

CHP’s mission is to help homeless people secure housing and become self-sufficient.

 

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