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Jacob’s Pillow Director Confronts Racist Incident

This is a picture of Pamela Tatge, the newly-named executive director of Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival.
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Jacob's Pillow Director Pamela Tatge

Earlier this month, Pamela Tatge, director of Jacob’s Pillow, wrote an op-ed in the Berkshire Eagle about a story she heard from a patron who attended the Becket, Massachusetts dance center’s June gala. What she heard shocked her, and forced her to reflect on how the institution could work to combat racism. Tatge spoke with WAMC about the incident.

Josh Landes has been WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief since February 2018, following stints at WBGO Newark and WFMU East Orange. A passionate advocate for Western Massachusetts, Landes was raised in Pittsfield and attended Hampshire College in Amherst, receiving his bachelor's in Ethnomusicology and Radio Production. His free time is spent with his cat Harry, experimental electronic music, and exploring the woods.
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