Equity, Diversity & Inclusion


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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

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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  • March-May 2022: Collaborated with Roz Bevan as a Sensitivity Consultant on The Wizard of Oz to address outdated language and the intersection between the actors’ and characters’ identities.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.