Robert Benitez (MOAH) and Suzy Silvestre (LPAC) completed the 9 month fellowship in Cultural Policy through the Arts for LA ACTIVATE Program. They graduated last night at a ceremony at the California African American Museum (in Exposition Park) sponsored by Boeing, Department of Cultural Affairs City of Los Angeles, Hewlett Foundation, ArtsEd Collective, Rosenthal Family Foundation and the Lewis L. Borick Foundation. This fellowship designed for emerging leaders was highly competitive with over 250 nominees of which 72 were chosen. We are so proud of Robert and Suzy for their Bridging the Arts Initiative – implemented here in Lancaster connecting performing artists and visual artists together for the benefit of young AV students. The first Bridging the Arts program included a talk between Black Violin and MLK activist photographer Wyatt Kenneth Coleman that was attended by over 50 guests the majority of them students from AV High School – after the talk the students were given comped tickets to the Black Violin performance at LPAC.