Willis Gilliard is an emerging photographer based in North Minneapolis. As a professional entrepreneur, Willis’ work includes photo-documentary work including, stage performances, group venues, and studio portraiture. Willis’ work also represents the gallery’s initiative to seek talent among early career artists whenever possible and provide a venue for these individuals to share their work with our aspiring student audience.
Photographs from North Hennepin’s Collection:
NHCC Land Acknowledgement
“We acknowledge these lands as the original homelands of the Dakota and Ojibwe Nations who were forcibly removed from, and are still connected to this territory. We will respect and honor Indigenous peoples by incorporating and supporting Indigenous knowledge in our work, and establishing meaningful relationships with Indigenous communities. With gratitude, we stand in solidarity.”
DIVERSITY EQUITY INCLUSION @ NORTH HENNEPIN COMMUNITY COLLEGE
The Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion offers a variety of initiatives for students and the NHCC community. Some of our offerings include: Community Racial Healing Circles, Racial justice and gender equity programs, Student-led Diverse Voices, and more. We encourage you to connect with us and participate in these opportunities._**
NHCC IN SOLIDARITY: Our Commitment To Racial Equity:
North Hennepin Community College stands firm against racism and all forms of human oppression. The circumstances surrounding the deaths of Mr. George Floyd and Mr. Daunte Wright, both unarmed African American men, and the Atlanta shootings targeting Asian women, are deplorable. As a college committed to racial equity, we acknowledge the trauma that these incidents cause all of us. As a community, we recognize the fullness of human value and reinforce our commitment to truth, racial healing and transformation.
While higher education alone cannot solve all societal forms of racism, oppression, and trauma, we do serve as an institution of higher learning and civic engagement. As such we will continue to work toward illuminating systems of racial inequity within our own community so that together we can continue dismantling all forms of oppression that adversely affect our community of students. We extend our deepest condolences to the Floyd family.
HUGE thanks to…
Located at 825 University Ave, the Victoria Theater Arts Center builds community power by providing a creative home that incubates the arts and amplifies the voices of all people in the neighborhood. Be part of building our creative home by donating to our capital campaign at www.victoriatheater.org or by connecting with us and our community of artists on Facebook,Twitter, and Instagram.
They helped connect the festival with artists!
STAGES OF EQUITY is a FREE FESTIVAL
You can be part of the change in our world through education. Follow the link to the right and make a contribution to the
“Racial and Social Justice Leadership Scholarship.”
The Stages of Equity Production Team
Kathy Hendrickson / Dean of Fine Arts, Co-Curator
Soren Olsen / Producer, Co-Curator, Webdesign
Carlos Baez / Student Liaison, Production Support
Alberto Ramos / DEI Liaison, Production Support
Cheryl Clausen / Administrative Support
Leslie McDougall / Festival Images
Liz Hogenson and Sara Mitchell / Festival Publicity
Irma Mayorga / Festival Logo, Copy Support
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