Black Lives Matter

 

We at the Studio acknowledge that white supremacy is a systemic force in our country and in the theatre and film community. We pledge to make a difference and do better as a professional training program, as a theatre, and as members of the arts community. We are in the process of establishing specific actions to accomplish these goals.

 

“Liberation is an everyday practice. Health, wellness, and vitality are all forms of resistance, especially for black, brown, and indigenous communities.
The more we take care of our mental, emotional, and spiritual well-being, the better we will be able to show up for ourselves, each other, and the movement.”
– Ayo Clemons

As we continue to recharge and do anti-racist work, we wanted to share a few resources with you.

Resources

Articles

Worship of a False God – An Interview with Bryan Massingale by Regina Munch (Commonweal Magazine)

Open Letter to a Friend Waking Up to Racism by Ángel Flores Fontánez, SJ (The Jesuit Post)

A Letter to my White Male Friend of a Certain Age by Dax Devlon-Ross (Third Settlements)

Smithsonian’s 158 Resources to Understand Racism in America by Meilan Solly (Smithsonian Magazine)

Books

Race and the Cosmos by Barbara Holmes

The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander

White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard For White People To Talk About Racism by Robin DiAngelo

Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stevenson

Pedagogy of the Oppressed by Paolo Freire

Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates

The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin

Films

I Am Not Your Negro

Just Mercy

When They See Us

13th

Trouble the Water

Podcasts

The Mystics and Social Justice

1619

Seeing White

Revisionist History

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