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October and December 2023

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Finding the Keys

Antiracist Approaches to Radical Recruitment in the Arts

Real life recruitment and hiring solutions for any industry.


2023 Dates | Location

October 5, 2023
December 7, 2023

10:30am - 2:00pm PT/1:30pm - 5:00pm ET

via Zoom meetings

About the Event

Finding the Keys is a workshop experience designed to give you real-life recruitment and hiring solutions that can be applied across industries. There are no excuses. This is a unique opportunity to roll up your sleeves and do the work with one of the nation's leading subject matter experts.

Led by Sharifa Johkaformer Director of Equity at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival and radical inclusion activist, this workshop is designed to give attendees actionable steps to successfully operationalize equity values in recruiting and hiring practices.

Sharifa Johka is a national leader in the area of active recruitment and hiring practices for diverse teams. She has utilized antiracist approaches to assist in identifying, selecting, and onboarding diverse candidate pools. Her recruitment strategies have been used by Fortune 100 corporations and arts organizations across the country. Her well-known call to active recruitment "Finding the Keys" has inspired new recruitment approaches and strategies for organizations around the nation.


Registration is $175.00 US. The cost of registration goes toward facilitation fees, access services, and technical + administrative support.



We commit to providing ASL Interpretation when requested. If you have other access needs that we can support, please let us know at the time of registration and we will work to meet those needs. 


Registration is non-refundable. If you are unable to attend for the date purchased, you may switch to another day if there is space. Please contact us at for assistance.

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