Anti-Racism Toolkit

(A Work in Progress)

 

Our recent production of Pass Over examined systemic racism in America. In dialogue with artists and audience members, we began assembling a list of resources to enable deeper engagement and learning. This is an evolving document, and we invite you to email us with additions, thoughts and changes at info@lunastge.org

Ways You Can Help

https://blacklivesmatters.carrd.co/#

 

An Antiracist Reading List

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/29/books/review/antiracist-reading-list-ibram-x-kendi.html

 

Participate in anti-racism trainings:

The People’s Institute for Survival and Beyond:

https://www.pisab.org/programs/

 

Off the Mat, Into the Word:

https://otmtraining.offthematintotheworld.org/p/dismantling-racism-cr

 

Michelle C. Johnson:

https://www.michellecjohnson.com/skill-in-action-book
 

Southern Poverty Law Center:

https://www.splcenter.org/resources?f%5B0%5D=splc_resource_types%3APublication

https://www.splcenter.org/teaching-tolerance

 

64 Things White People can do for Racial Justice:

https://medium.com/@cshutack/what-white-people-can-do-for-racial-justice-f2d18b0e0234

Confronting Prejudice: How to Protect Yourself and Help Others:

https://onlinegrad.pepperdine.edu/blog/prejudice-discrimination-coping-skills/

 

Take an Implicit Bias test:

 

https://implicit.harvard.edu/implicit/takeatest.html

 

 

Read:

  • How to be an Anti-Racist by Ibram X. Kendi

  • White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo

  • Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City by Matthew Desmond

  • The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America by Richard Rothstein

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

  • The 1619 Project: https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/08/14/magazine/1619-america-slavery.html

  • Equal Justice Initiative: https://eji.org/

  • From Enforcers to Guardians: A Public Health Primer on Ending Police Violence by Mindy Fullilove and  Hannah Cooper

June 2, 2020

 

 

Dear Luna Friends,

 

Today at Luna, we stand silent in solidarity with our community.  We had promised a song today, but today we cannot sing.

If we could open our doors today, we would. We wish we come together with you in our building--to make signs and embrace and weep and organize.

This is what theatres do in dark times. We hold space for feeling and planning and mourning and resistance.

Instead we ask you to come together with us in another way--at home, on the streets, in any way you can--to fight systemic racism and white supremacy.

At Luna, we stand with our Black colleagues whose artistry onstage and offstage has been such an integral part of our institutional identity, and has contributed so deeply to our growth in understanding of the work there is yet to do. 

As a theatre committed to social justice, we are dedicated to exploring and celebrating the stories of our diverse community and our world. This work demands that we challenge ourselves as artists, as humans, and as global citizens.

And it demands that we commit every day to fighting for equity, inclusion, and justice. 

In conjunction with our production of Pass Over earlier this year, and in collaboration with artists and audience members, we began gathering and sharing a list of anti-racism resources. This is an evolving document, and input is encouraged.

And finally, if you find yourself truly in need of a song, we invite you to listen to Keedron Bryant singing I just wanna live.

Yours in solidarity, love, and hope for justice,
All of us at Luna

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