Recent events during the pandemic are a reminder that our community is, for many reasons, grieving. As an organization with strategic plans to increase access to the arts through diversity, inclusion, and equity, we must acknowledge ongoing and recent violent events targeting Black Americans. Our organization is condemning these acts and grieving the many lives that have been lost senselessly. We are speaking out against the systemic racism that underlies inequity and these violent acts in our country.

Resources:

Black Lives Matter

Dismantling Racism Works Web Workbook

21-Day Equity Challenge

Here Are Some Practical And Important Ways White Americans Can Fight For Racial Justice

Your Kids Aren't Too Young to Talk About Race: Resource Roundup

BLM Instructional Library

Anguish and Action

Systemic Racism Explained

Teaching as Activism, Teaching as Care

Teachers Must Hold Themselves Accountable for Dismantling Racial Oppression