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The Boxser Diversity Initiative promotes diversity and inclusion to encourage a better understanding of the diverse groups, racial, religious and gender in Southwest Florida that embrace the mission of diversity, inclusion and community. The initiative has brought global speakers, commentators and scholars to the Sarasota / Manatee area.

We showcase exhibits, screen films, and create events that highlight some of the most important topics of our time.

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Latest News

One Heart – Diversity Public Art Project

January 15th, 2021|

The mission of the Diversity Public Art Project is to create an iconic artwork installation for Sarasota’s Bayfront Park, representing our city’s aspiration and commitment to equality, inclusion, and diversity.

Is Sarasota Ready for a Lynching Memorial?

October 27th, 2020|

In 2016, just as she was completing a city-contracted research project into the history of Sarasota’s Black community, Vickie Oldham of Newtown Alive received a last minute invitation to the annual dinner of Legal Aid of Manaso.

A Message from New College of Florida on the Lynching Memorial

October 26th, 2020|

We are proud to announce that New College of Florida has signed on as a partner to bring to the Sarasota African American Art Center and History Museum a permanent replica of the historical marker from the Equal Justice Initiative’s (EJI’s) Memorial for Peace and Justice to Montgomery, AL.