Equity, Diversity & Inclusion
Please note: “BIPOC” refers to, “Black, Indigenous and People of Color”
- 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.
LEARN: Family Resources
- Anti-Racism Resources for White People
- 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
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
Do you have any comments, suggestions or resources we should add? Please let us know below, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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