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Creative District supports discussion of Indigenous mascots

The Durango Creative District would like to take this opportunity to address our involvement with the “Community Conversation: Indigenous Mascots” event at the Durango Arts Center.

Through the efforts of our former executive director, DCD helped to organize and publicize this event, and also acted as a conduit for financial contributions from supporters. The DCD would like to clarify that we have not withdrawn our support, nor did we participate in any decision to postpone or cancel this event.

The Durango Creative District recognizes that issues of justice, diversity, equity and inclusion are imperative to the health of our community. Our mission is to unite, celebrate and expand the local creative economy, with an explicitly adopted goal to “advance civic and community dialogue on creative matters.” We support this important conversation taking place and hope other community institutions will join us in promoting and attending the rescheduled event.

Susan Lander, interim executive director, and the Durango Creative District board of directors