Theater, Dance & Media stands with Black Lives Matter.
The murders of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Breonna Taylor in Louisville, Tony McDade in Tallahassee, and Ahmaud Arbery in Brunswick, Georgia are the result of the long and enduring history of systemic discrimination and violence perpetrated against black communities and communities of color in the United States.
We at TDM stand with Black Lives Matter. We are called to say the names of the Black citizens and other citizens of color who have lost their lives at the hands of law enforcement officers. We support the protests occurring throughout the country and throughout the world, and we join the voices of those who call for police reform and accountability mechanisms, and for racial justice across society.
Public statements are proliferating, crystallizing a communal voice against racial inequity, and an unyielding, shared resolve for change.
We know that we as a faculty—and each of us individually—have failed on occasion to be the inclusive, anti-racist, uplifting community we want to be. We at TDM commit to working better to dismantle white supremacy, to raise awareness of ingrained racism, and to call out discrimination and prejudice in any form, particularly in our own program and institution. We are more committed than ever to making TDM a space where artists and scholars of color can perform their truths, and to representing, hearing, and elevating their voices. We redouble our commitment to fostering a civic education that challenges the realities of racial inequity and injustice, and advocates for the change and transformation our country needs today.
We look forward to engaging the TDM community in dialogue about how all our programming can participate in this crucial turning point for American society.
We have compiled resources available to support the fight against racial injustice and police violence. This list will be updated with additional resources as we continue to learn about them.
Black Lives Matter: Abolish HUPD
Harvard Black Community Leaders Response and Resources
Harvard Black Students Association: How Can I Help?
Harvard BlackCast Healing Resources
Not Sure Where to Start?
Scaffolded Anti-Racist Resource Guide
#DoTheWork: A 30 Day Course
Anti-Racist Resource Guide
21 Day Racial Equity Habit Building Challenge
For Asians and Asian Americans
A Letter from a Yale student to the Chinese American Community
South Asians for Black Lives
Anti-Racism Resources for Asian Americans
Resources: Asians for Black Lives
More Resources for Asians
Asian Accountability To Black People: A very basic incomplete resource
South Asians and Black Lives
To Read, Listen, Watch
Unlearn the Bullshit
Letters for Black Lives
Accountability and Actions for Black Lives
Tips on Engaging Your Family about the BLM Movement (click Show This Thread for full info)
20+ Allyship Actions for Asians to Show Up for the Black Community Right Now
Talking About Race
198 Methods of Nonviolent Action
60+ Black-Owned Restaurants in the Greater Boston area
How to Support Boston’s Black-Owned Restaurants
Black Lives Matter - Boston
Black and Pink
Louis D. Brown Peace Institute
Massachusetts Bail Fund
Violence in Boston
Local Arts Organizations
Arts Administrators of Color Network
Castle of Our Skins
Front Porch Arts Collective
Network for Arts Administrators of Color Out of Arts Boston
The Theater Offensive
Women of Color in the Arts (WOCA)
Additional Arts Organizations
Arts Administrators of Color
Black Arts Futures Fund
Black Table Arts
Black Theatre Matters
International Association of Blacks in Dance
i, Too, Arts Collective
Women of Color on Broadway
Want to See Food and Land Justice for Black Americans? Support These Groups.
8 to Abolition
Audre Lorde Project
Bail Funds for Protestors (various funds)
Bail Funds/Legal Help by City
Black Lives Matter
Black Visions Collective
Black Women's Blueprint
Black Youth Project
Color of Change
Equal Justice Initiative
George Floyd Memorial Fund
Justice for Breonna Taylor
The Loveland Foundation
Movement for Black Lives
NAACP Legal and Educational Defense Fund
National Justice Black Coalition
Reclaim the Block
Southern Poverty Law Center
Support Black People
Last updated: June 8, 2020