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We experienced and witnessed various racist micro-aggressions, mis-gendering, violent verbal outbursts, misrepresentation of community partnerships, and the tokenization of marginalized artists, teen council members, and staff by the Executive Director. While we understand this position is challenging, we insist that no circumstance warrants any of the above behavior. Our complaints went unchecked and ignored, while our jobs and the careers of our colleagues were threatened. A number of us were publicly berated, manipulated and gas-lit when advocating for our programs, artists, transparency in grant-based funding, staff, teams and positions. Often we would face retaliation for complaints by hours being cut or added without adequate compensation, verbal bullying, and hyper micro-management. The Executive Director’s behavior caused extreme trauma and mental anguish that many of us are still recovering from.