Modern Marimba is committed to dismantling white supremacy by amplifying and reclaiming the musical voices of living, formerly living, and collective people who have been muted throughout western history. This means that its Board of Directors, music creators, educators, and staff understand that Modern Marimba is openly committed to anti-oppression and anti-racism through work that directly benefits the local Sarasota community.
MODMA commits to the following policy starting in its 2020/2021 season:
No less than 75% of Modern Marimba’s assets, Board of Directors, and programs will be led, represent, or serve music creators, staff, and grantees who are BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color), Queer (LGBT2QIA+), Disabled, and Women). Modern Marimba’s Board of Directors commits to having regular conversations and taking action in advancing anti-racism and dismantling white supremacy in our music ecosystems and in our community.
Modern Marimba will conduct identity surveys every year, financially measure its depth of impact, and be held accountable by its Board of Directors and the public.
If Modern Marimba cannot adhere to this policy, it will dismantle after the end of the 2024/2025 season, and its assets will be transferred to non-profit organizations in Sarasota committed to justice and peace through anti-oppression and anti-racism.