PAS Diversity Alliance

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Charge: The Diversity Alliance coordinates efforts to develop and foster initiatives aimed at expanding membership diversity and enhancing community outreach, with special emphasis on serving historically marginalized populations within PAS and throughout the world.

Chair: Elizabeth DeLamater
Diversity Alliance Operations Assistant: Rebecca McDaniel

The Diversity Alliance is currently accepting new members.

Application: All candidates for membership should contact the Diversity Alliance Chair via email. Email contacts are available by clicking on the name of the appropriate Chair listed above. In the email, the applicant is encouraged to list particular areas in which they would be interested in contributing to the Diversity Alliance's activity.

Guidelines for Membership: Each committee member should attend at least two (2) out of the three (3) PASICs. Members will be expected to serve on a subcommittee. In addition, members are to maintain a reasonable line of communication with regards to Diversity Alliance business.

Subcommittees:
African American Diversity, Point Person: Teddy Hall, Jr.
Gender Concerns, Point Person: Jillian Baxter
Leadership Diversity, Point Person: Julie Hill
Marketing and Branding, Point People: Blair HelsingDavid Levine
PASIC Convention Participation, Point People: Keylee FletcherFelicia Behm
PASIC Diversity Committee Meeting Participation, Point Person: Julie Hill
PAS Professional Opportunities, Point Person:Colleen Bernstein
Primary Education, Point Person: Cory HillsMelanie Voytanovich 
Queer Diversity, Point Person: Jaime EspositoJustin Lee
Racial Diversity, Point Person: Sean Daniels
Secondary Education, Point People: Raychel Taylor
Socioeconomic Concerns, Point Person, Laura Noah
Special Needs, Point Person: Ralph Hicks

Current Members:
Mindy Abovitz, Jessica Alexander, Cliff Alexis, Ginny Armstrong, James Armstrong, Megan Arns, Lindsay Artkop, Yuko Asada, Meggie Aube, Logan Ball, Felicia Behm, Jim Berreita, Carrie Biolo, Laurel Black, Joseph Bonville, Kareem Brown, Lauren Calkin, Jennifer Caputo, Danielle Chan, Favor Chujor, Matthew Coley, Catherine Conrad, Alexis Corbin, Hovey Corbin, Stan Dahl, Bob Damm, Sean Daniels, Julie Davila, Lemuel Davis, Elizabeth DeLamater, Diane Downs, Amanda Duncan, Karl Dustman, Mia Eaton, Brian Ente, Erin Epperly, Andres Espinoza-Agurto, Jaime Esposito, Abigail Fisher, Keylee Fletcher, Fia Forslund, Julia Gaines, Mary Gardner, Cassius Goens, Eric Goldberg, Angela Goulden, Damon Grant, Latrice Green, Liz Guzman, Nancy Guzman, Colleen Haas, Blair Helsing, Gabrielle Henderson, Richard Henson, Ralph Hicks, Julie Hill, Peri Hineman, Phil Hood, Jennifer Hotz, Phoebe Hughes, Karen Hunt, Kristie Ibrahim, Emma Jensen, Don Johns, Donna Kelley, Whitney Kessling, Olivia Kieffer, Louise King, Rebecca Kite, Renee Kleypas, Emily Kulinowski, David Levine, Jordan Lewis, K. Michelle Lewis, Julie Licata, Bernard Long, Lauretta Main, Mary Manos, Monette Marino, Aaron Mathis, Rebecca McDaniel, Merrilee McNaught, Anna Meacham, Neeraj Mehta, Zack Melton, Jessi Menotti, Breana Meyers, Oliver Molina, Carson Moody, Chris Moore, Marciano Moreno, Austin Murphy, Breana Myers, Brenda Myers, Valerie Naranjo, Jordan Nielsen, Laura Noah, Haley Nutt, anna elizabeth provo, Obe Quarless, Deb Quentel, Carly Redman, Paul Rennick, Sandi Rennick, Matthew Richmond, Gillian Roda, Sherry Rubins, Sharon Saffel, Daisy Salgado, Bill Sallak, Meg Samples, Sarrah Schachner, Allison Shaw, Krista Siachames, Joshua Simonds, Heather Sloan, Katie Sloan, Aaron Smith, Amy Smith, Bill Solomon, Chloe Spencer, David Spitzberg, Kay Stonefelt, Bill Susman, Susan Tariq, Jenna Taylor, Lauren Teel, Ashley Thornton, Anne Thorpe, Jen Torrence, Sam Universe, Mike Vercelli, Staci Waites, Erin Walker-Bliss, Pamela Wasko, Josh Watkins, Bonnie Whiting, Tamara Williams, Roxy Winkle, Christine Wyatt

Our Commitment

by PAS Marketing | Jun 10, 2020

For nearly two weeks, citizens of the United States have been raising their collective voices over recent events that have created awareness of systemic discrimination related to the black community and the injustice that results from that discrimination. 

For nearly two weeks, we have seen statements from industry leaders, educational institutions, non-profits, artists, teachers, and individuals. 

For nearly two weeks, members of the PAS Board of Directors and leaders from the PAS Diversity Alliance have been in constant communication about what we can and should be doing in our community. 

We do not have all the answers right now. However, we are grateful that the Diversity Alliance was established nearly four years ago, which allows us to have these challenging conversations almost immediately. 

Together, we have crafted a new statement to show our commitment: 

  • We are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. 

  • We are committed to keeping you informed of the work that PAS is doing and encourage you to follow the Diversity Alliance on Facebook and Instagram.

  • We vow to listen more, educate further, and promote diversity, equity, and inclusion. #BlackLivesMatter

As a result of the new statement:

  • PAS will join with other arts and educational organizations to address systemic racism by the end of 2020

  • PAS will join with other community organizations through our chapter network to address systemic racism in communities throughout the United States

  • PAS will join with industry partners to address systemic racism in the music industry and percussive arts.

  • PAS will join with educational institutions to address systemic racism in public and private education.


Sincerely,  


Dr. Christopher Hanning                       Dr. Elizabeth DeLamater
Board President, PAS                           Chair, PAS Diversity Alliance


Teddy Hall, Jr.                                       Joshua Simonds
Point Person, Black Community           Executive Director, PAS
PAS Diversity Alliance

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Contact Us

Percussive Arts Society
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Indianapolis, IN 46204
T: (317) 974-4488
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