We at San Diego REP cannot and will not tolerate the systemic racism that continues to plague our country.
We are crushed by the senseless and tragic deaths of Rayshard Brooks, George Floyd, Tony McDade, Breonna Taylor and Ahmaud Arbery—and of the far too many black lives that have systemically been cut short over centuries, before them.
Our mission has long been to nourish progressive political and social values, and implicit in that is the responsibility to stand up for marginalized communities. We vow to examine and dismantle the structures of racism within theatre, within society, and within the deepest part of our own selves.
We stand in unity with our Black brothers and sisters.
Black Lives Matter.
We ask you to join us in taking action today. Together let us lift our voices and galvanize our collective privilege, creativity and financial capacity—to work relentlessly towards finally delivering the promise of that arc towards justice for all. Once and for all.
Suggested resources as to how you can make an impact:
Black Lives Matter
Black Visions Collective
Reclaim the Block
Communities United Against Police Brutality
National Bailout Fund
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund
Anti Police-Terror Project
Showing Up for Racial Justice
Sam Woodhouse, Artistic Director
Larry Alldredge, Managing Director
Larry Cousins, President of the Board of Trustees
And the entire San Diego REP Staff and Board of Trustees