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Ry Douglas

Administrative Assistant

Ry Douglas (they + she) is a Chicago-based space maker from Detroit. They are a museum thinker with a primary focus on rethinking community engagement and public programs. They obtained their BA in Arts Management with a minor in Black World Studies from Columbia College Chicago. They are currently working towards their MA in Museum & Exhibition Studies at University of Illinois at Chicago. Influenced by their upbringing in the Black church, Ry co-directs DIVINE Art Book, a collective facilitating conversations around divinity, religion, spirituality, relationships with the church, and a lack thereof from a queer BIPOC lens. They are interested in creating consistent gathering spaces with a balance of idea sharing, fellowship, and tangible action and resources. They use their knowledge and placement in the arts industry to create more spaces that are community-led and community-accountable.

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