- Broadway Advocacy Coalition will hold a three-day forum on June 10-12 to discuss racism within the industry.
The Broadway Advocacy Coalition has announced a three-day event titled Broadway for Black Lives Matter Again to take place on June 10-12.
The coalition, which is founded by theater producers and actors to promote the use of the arts for social change, created the event as a “forum for the Broadway community to heal, listen, and hold itself accountable to its history of white supremacy while moving towards becoming an anti-racist and equitable space.”
In a statement, the group said, “This forum is rooted in the Broadway theater community, but is intended for all who work in the theater industry: actors, stage managers, producers, ushers, marketing interns, industry vets, recent theater grads, from New York and beyond. We are creating a space for us all to come together and begin the process of becoming an anti-racist and equitable community.”
Sign ups for the event is available at https://www.bwayforblm.com/.
Full Broadway for Black Lives Matter Again Schedule
DAY 1: A Day of Healing
Wednesday, June 10th 5pm – 6:30pm ET
BLACK OUT – This day is intended as a safe space for black industry members to share their experiences with racism, gain resources for self care, and identify the tools of unlearning the effects of systematic oppression. DAY 1 is intended for black industry members only.
DAY 2: A Day of Listening
Thursday, June 11th 5pm – 6:30pm ET
This day is a space to center the experiences of black industry professionals, while challenging white allies to bear witness and reflect on what it means to dismantle implicit bias as it relates to institutional, structural, interpersonal and internalized racism.
DAY 3: A Day of Accountability
Friday, June 12th 5pm – 6:30pm ET
This day is a space to begin examining accountability within the Broadway industry – rooted in its history of individual and systemic racism. This is a time to collectively manifest an anti-racist theatrical landscape, while exploring the steps towards realizing that dream.