Culture For All.

Thank you for tuning into the Culture For All podcast, produced by the Arts & Science Council (ASC). This podcast is designed to inform and educate Mecklenburg County voters about the proposed sales tax to stabilize and transform the arts and cultural community and ensure cultural equity. You’ll have a chance to vote on this initiative November 5 and listening to this podcast is one of the best ways you can make sure you’re prepared when you vote. 

If you’ve just found this podcast and are unfamiliar with the tax, please listen to this episode first. This episode will provide an overview of the tax and give you all the information you need to know right now. 

Each of the other four episodes in this series looks at how arts and culture impacts creative individuals, Pre-K-12 students, residents and the local economy. Feel free to listen to the other episodes in this series in whatever order you wish after listening to this one.

In this episode, we’ll take a look at how free pottery classes taught by Clayworks helps Jen Bourne maintain a strong relationship both with her four year-old daughter, and her father who is suffering from dementia.

Valecia McDowell, Board Chair of the Arts & Science Council, will talk about what the tax is and why it’s needed. You’ll hear from leaders in our community about why they support the tax. We’ll sit in on a free community drum workshop provided by Drums 4 Life and founder Kojo Bey. Finally, we’ll hear from residents of the Mallard Creek community at one of ASC’s free community dinners.

Host Valecia McDowell leads you through this critical decision our community faces.

Remember to share your voice with the Arts & Science Council on this important topic. Call or text us at 704.286.6288 and leave a :30 message. Your responses may be used in a future episode of this podcast. You can also email us at [email protected], or contact us via social media.

This podcast was produced by the Arts & Science Council and GohJo Studios. Original Music by Harvey Cummings.

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