|Type of post:||Chorus News Item|
|Posted By:||Teresa Taylor|
|Date Posted:||Tue, Jun 23 2020|
|Tucson Desert Harmony (TDH) chorus is dedicated to the vision of all sisters as equals united in song. Recent events have brought to the forefront that the reality of true equality is not yet equal to the dream. There is no place for racism in our society and in our chorus.
As a member of Sweet Adelines International (SAI) we are aware that the history of the organization does not have a clean record including the exclusion of women of color in the early days of SAI. Even though Barbershop music has its roots in African American culture, we have not always been sensitive to songs with racist histories. Steps are now being taken by SAI to promote diversity and inclusion. These steps include: