Silence Is Not An Option
Update August 25, 2020: We are outraged at all the brutal police killings.
KNOW THEIR NAMES, View interactive report courtesy of Al Jazeera:
We at Ruby Slippers Theatre condemn the murder of George Floyd, an act of inhumane police brutality, that is perpetuated by a culture of white supremacy.
We in Canada share that culture, and we must commit ourselves collectively to dismantling white supremacy here at home, acknowledge that white privilege has come at the expense of BIPOC past and present, and rebuild our nation with justice and respect for all. We remain steadfast in our commitment to radical inclusivity and diversity in all that we do, empowering the underrepresented and working with BIPOC to abolish colonialism, misogyny and white supremacy.
Here is a Vancouver-specific initiative at https://mutualaid.shadowsmile.ca/; this problem is as entrenched here as anywhere.
Also, the VPL put out this fabulous list of children’s ebooks called “Stand Up! Racial Identity, Racism and Resistance for Grades K-7” at https://vpl.overdrive.com/library/kids/collection/1085869
The federal government page of anti-racism resources is at https://www.canada.ca/en/canadian-heritage/campaigns/anti-racism-engagement/resources.html
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It's time now to CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
for Advance Theatre 2021!
If you are a female-identifying artist who also identifies as BIPOC, please submit a ten page excerpt, a short bio, and a synopsis to [email protected] with Advance Theatre Submission in the subject line. Deadline is March 15, 2021.
We will get back to everyone who submits within a month after the deadline. Our Guest Curator for the 2021 festival is playwright, actor, Pow Wow dancer and RST Artist in Residence Nyla Carpentier!
Celebrating 30 Years of Radical Inclusivity.