In collaboration, the Friends of the Coronado and R.A.V.E (Rockford Area Venues and Entertainment Authority) established a diversity, equity, and inclusion feedback group representing diversity throughout our community. The purpose of this group was to provide insights on what we can do to improve perception, reduce barriers, and ensure an inclusive environment in entertainment and programming at all facilities. Areas considered and discussed included viewpoints not only from a participant or attendee of programming opportunities, but also performers, staff & volunteers, leadership, event hosts, and promoters. Key areas discussed included:
Friends of the Coronado and R.A.V.E. have publicly stated our commitment to create actionable steps in support of the pledges below through collaborative approaches and the establishment of a community committee, the EDI Advancement Committee (Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion). Our pledges are as follows:
Our mission is to champion the historic Coronado Theatre, a time-honored symbol of civic pride, as a performing arts center and community asset for all to use and share. Friends of the Coronado is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.
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