Equity, Diversity & Inclusion
LEARN: Family Resources
- Anti-Racism Resources for White People
- Confronting Prejudice: How to Protect Yourself and Help Others: Pepperdine University
- The Children’s Theatre of Cincinatti: Resources for Diversity and Inclusion
- The Dad: George Floyd Was a Dad
- National Museum of African American History & Culture: Talking About Race
LISTEN: Podcasts and Listening Tools
- The Kojo Nnamdi Show: Kojo For Kids: Jason Reynolds Talks About Racism And The Protests
- NPR: Code Switch – Fearless conversations about race
- The New York Times: Still Processing – Wesley Morris and Jenna Wortham are working it out
- The New York Times: 1619 – How slavery has transformed America, connecting past and present
ENGAGE: Books for Children
- Colours of Us: 37 Children’s Books to help talk about Racism & Discrimination
- Embrace Race: Looking for Excellent “Diverse” Books for Children? Start Here!
- Raising Luminaries, Books for Littles: Anti-Racism For Kids 101: Starting To Talk About Race
SUPPORT: Theatrical 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
Partners & Organizations
Boston Arts Organizations
Boston Anti-Racism Organizations
- American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Massachusetts – Civil rights and human relations agency
- Black Lives Matter Boston
- Black Boston
- Coalition for Social Justice
- Communities for Restorative Justice
- Advocates: Jusitce and Social Action Resources
- Lawyers for Civil Rights
- The Massachusetts Bail Fund
- National Council For Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated Women and Girls
National Arts Organizations
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Please note: “BIPOC” refers to, “Black, Indigenous and People of Color”
- October 2021: To celebrate our 40-year anniversary, Wheelock Family Theatre hosted a Family Reunion on October 2, 2021. The event was emcee’d in ASL and English, the entire event was ASL interpreted and Audio Described, and there was an ASL workshop to learn how to interpret the song “Somewhere Over the Rainbow.”
- March-May 2022: Collaborated with Roz Bevan as a Sensitivity Consultant on The Wizard of Oz to address outdated language and the intersection between the actors’ and characters’ identities.
- September-November 2023: Collaborated with Kira Troilo as Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Consultant on Matilda to support the company of artists involved and consult on the production storytelling.
- 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.