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What is racial justice in the arts? How can artists, performers, and producers inspire new possibilities? Through deep conversations with guests, Race/Remix shapes the creative landscape of racial justice. Spanning topics in media, culture, healthcare, justice systems, immigration, and education, Season 1 offers critical insights by pairing creators and thinkers across disciplines and ideas.

Share in the provocations. We invite you to join the conversation. Our first season launches this December 2023.

Race/Remix is produced by Racial Justice Studio, an initiative of Arizona Arts at the University of Arizona College of Fine Arts.

Land Acknowledgement

We respectfully acknowledge the University of Arizona is on the land and territories of Indigenous peoples. Today, Arizona is home to 22 federally recognized tribes, with Tucson being home to the O’odham and the Yaqui. Committed to diversity and inclusion, the University strives to build sustainable relationships with sovereign Native Nations and Indigenous communities through education offerings, partnerships, and community service.

Racial Justice Studio

Racial Justice Studio seeks to amplify the work of Arizona Arts scholars, artists, and educators for whom anti-racism is a core tenet embedded in their professional and personal lives. 

The Racial Justice Studio and Race/Remix podcast was conceived by Chelsea Farrar, Amelia (Amy) Kraehe, and gloria j. wilson in response to the universal trauma of police violence and the assassination of George Floyd. In 2021, invited guests from the Black Faculty Speaker Series were asked to join the conversation on racial justice in the arts. It’s from these critical conversations that the Race/Remix podcast was built, and it continues to build knowledge one conversation at a time.


Sama Alshaibi

Internationally renowned artist and University of Arizona Regents Professor Sama Alshaibi has served as co-chair of the School of Art’s Photography, Video and Imaging program from 2013-2022. Her artwork includes photography, video, and sculpture exhibited in museums and galleries worldwide. She recently received the 2023 Betty Parsons Fellowship from the Arts Matter Foundation and the Guggenheim Fellowship in photography.


Chelsea Farrar

As the Curator of Community Engagement at the University of Arizona Museum of Art, Chelsea Farrar cultivates strategic partnerships and initiates collaborations for on and off-site activities and initiatives between the museum, the community, faculty, and students. She writes and speaks on museum education and community programs. Farrar has over 10 years’ experience in teaching in museums, college, and K-12 classrooms.

Her work with community engagement through the arts has included several award-winning community programs and exhibitions involving LGBTQ-youth, military families, and adults with disabilities, including Mapping Q.

gloria j. wilson, ph.d.

dr. wilson, Associate Professor at Ohio State University. her work as a public scholar and artist analyzes the cultural systems which work to produce race and racism, in general, and more specifically, examines constructions of racial representations across creative modalities.

her creative works have been recognized and exhibited nationally and internationally, highlighting the intersections of racial identity and arts participation.

Amelia (Amy) Kraehe, Ph.D.

Dr. Kraehe is the inaugural Associate Vice President for Equity in the Arts for Arizona Arts. She is also an Associate Professor of Art and Visual Culture Education in the School of Art and a Faculty Affiliate in Human Rights Practice. She also regularly consults for national arts councils, art museums, and state arts education agencies.

She is recognized for her research on arts equity as well as her publications, workshops, podcasts, and public lectures that illuminate the roles race, racism, and anti-racism play in arts institutions and the education of arts professionals.


The Race/Remix podcast is made possible by the generous support and gifts from John and Sandi Flint. 


This podcast is a program of the Racial Justice Studio at the University of Arizona in collaboration with and supported by university partners. 

Find show notes and crew details on our Episode page.