ReThink Theatrical is outraged by the recent murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Tony McDade and the continued violence against and oppression of the Black community. We stand in solidarity with all those taking action to create lasting change.
We refuse to ignore the realities of systemic racism in our nation, and we are committed to being an antiracist organization. ReThink Theatrical believes in the inherent equality of all persons. We believe Black lives matter. We do not simply want to acknowledge that racism exists, but will actively fight against it whenever it occurs.
While we are a theater-making organization, ReThink Theatrical also believes in the power of the written word to challenge apathy, dispel ignorance, move toward action, and build empathy. We would encourage all people to review and explore “An Anti-Racist Reading List” from Ibram X. Kendi, a professor and the director of the Antiracist Research & Policy Center at American University. You can find his list below.
If you are searching for other specific ways to become more tangibly involved through action and donation, please consider reading through the comprehensive list below.