We are a collective of musicians of different generations, races, ethnicities, cultures, abilities, gender identities, economic backgrounds, religious beliefs and affiliations.
Our conversations began over the phone and through text messages, due to our anger, distress and sadness over sexual harassment and gender discrimination within our arts community and the world. We gradually moved to emails, and eventually decided to write this letter and create this website, with the intent to continue to bring awareness of this issue to a larger number of people.
The open letter has been conceived, written, and edited by all of us, as well as members of our extended community. We have come together as a collective and are in solidarity with the larger movement to support an equitable world. We have voice.
We Have Voice Collective: Fay Victor, Imani Uzuri, Ganavya Doraiswamy , Jen Shyu, Kavita Shah, Linda May Han Oh, María Grand, Nicole Mitchell, Okkyung Lee, Rajna Swaminathan, Sara Serpa, Tamar Sella, Terri Lyne Carrington, Tia Fuller