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A STATEMENT ON RACIAL INJUSTICE AND THE PROTESTS IN MINNEAPOLIS, NEW YORK CITY, AND BEYOND:

Our organization is young and our platform is still small, but any silence is still complicit.

"Not racist" is not enough; we must actively stand by the principles of anti-racism until the country's systems are completely overhauled.

This stands for arts organizations like Match: Lit, as well as any interaction in the workplace or day-to-day life.

To our black friends and family - we stand with you, we listen to you, and we fight with and for you.

To everyone else - here's how you can help:

LEARN. If your gut reaction is to avoid talking about racism, please start by educating yourself:

 - "White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack" (by Peggy McIntosh);

 - "Racism Cont'd" (from the What A Day podcast on Spotify)

 - "In Defense Of Looting" (from The New Inquiry)

ADJUST. Examine your own behavior and make changes.

 - "Five Racist 'Anti-Racism' Statements..." (by Katie Anthony)

 - "What To Do Instead Of Calling The Police" (A living document by Aaron Rose with even more resources internally)

 - "75 Things White People Can Do For Racial Justice" (A living document by Corinne Shutack)

DONATE. Here are a few options for those who wish to contribute monetarily:

 - Give directly to the Black Lives Matter movement;

 - Give to bail funds for any city in the U.S.;

 - Give to Reclaim the Block

SIGN PETITIONS

 - Justice for Breonna Taylor

 - Justice for George Floyd

 - Demand Racial Data from COVID-19 and the Coronavirus

VOTE. Especially if you're in one of six battleground states. And if you're not, adopt one. Not sure if you're registered? Moved recently? More questions? You'll find everything you need at Vote Save America (dot com).

LISTEN. Listen to the black community, and speak up to folks in your non-black circles in their defense.

Here is a lengthy, but not comprehensive list of anti-racism resources, including materials for parents, books, podcasts, articles, and more.

We're here for the work. We hope you do the same.

#BlackLivesMatter

Kristin Sgarro

Executive Artistic Director

 

NEW PERFORMANCE DATE

BARDcore: Cymbeline

Directed by Rudi Utter

Monday, June 15

Join us at Q.E.D. Astoria

27-16 23rd Ave, Astoria

Learn more | Tickets on sale June 2020

 

One director, one cast, one week to rehearse, and one chance to perform. Enjoy a bit of the bard while you get drinks, a reading, a little trivia, and overall a better alternative to your average Monday night.

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