Equity, Diversity & Inclusion

Please note: “BIPOC” refers to, “Black, Indigenous and People of Color”

Updates

  • July 19th, 2020 –
    • Wheelock Family Theatre staff has dedicated weekly meetings to futhering our Equity, Diversity and Inclusion efforts. We have taken this time to both continually reflect on our own history, and to work to find specific areas for improvement.
    • Wheelock Family Theatre has created a weekly discussion group to study the lessons learned from Robin DiAngelo’s White Fragility in order to cultivate a more inclusive learning/working environment for our BIPOC students/colleagues.

Engage

Video Resources

The difference between being "not racist" and antiracist | Ibram X. Kendi

How to raise kids to be anti-racist and talk to them about racism

Contact Us

Do you have any comments, suggestions or resources we should add? Please let us know below, or email jcorc@bu.edu.

Previous Statements

Statement from June 2, 2020

Dear Wheelock Family Theatre Community,

We mourn the loss of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery; condemn the systemic racism, history of oppression, and violence that led to their tragic deaths; and stand in solidarity with our community. We are heartbroken alongside you. United, we raise our voices: Black Lives Matter.

To our young audiences, you deserve a better world. At Wheelock Family Theatre, we are committed to listening to and learning from you, to joining forces and forging a brighter future, a future in which:

– Youth feel inherently safe, inside and outside their homes, at any hour—day or night.

– Youth trust that, when they reach out to an adult for help, they will receive help.

– Youth feel free to express themselves and speak out against injustices.

– Youth see themselves represented at all levels of participation and leadership on the world’s stages.

– Youth dream big and are confident in their own abilities, as well as their support systems, to help them achieve their dreams.

– Youth grow up to be the next generation of heroes.

– Emily Ranii, Keith Orr, Jeri Hammond, Nick Vargas, Jamie Aznive & Jenna Corcoran