Equity, Diversity & Inclusion

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

Statement from June 2nd, 2020

Contact Us

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

Video Resources

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

Elmo and his dad Louie talk about racism and protesting

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

Previously from Wheelock Family Theatre