AFP MI, Greater Detroit Chapter: SPHINXCON Empowering Ideas for Diversity in the ArtsFebruary 21 - 23, 2014
SphinxCon will bring together leaders discussing solutions to the challenges surrounding diversity in the performing arts.
The Sphinx Organization is a national non-profit founded in 1996 by
Dr. Aaron P. Dworkin, a graduate of the Interlochen Arts Academy and the University of Michigan (B.B. and M.M) and Carrie A. Chester, a graduate of the University of Michigan (B.A. in Multicultural Studies and M.A. in Elementary Education). A violinist himself, Dr. Dworkin founded the organization to help overcome the cultural stereotype of classical music, and to encourage the participation of Blacks and Latinos in the field. Ms. Chester currently teaches at Burns Park Elementary in the Ann Arbor Public Schools. She is a strong proponent of public education and actively works to eliminate predictable racial disparities in our schools.