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.
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)
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