5.31.2020

BLACK LIVES MATTER

Remy Bumppo Stands in Solidarity

 

FREDERICK DOUGLASS: But there is nowhere in America that I am safe.

FREDERICK: They are killing us! This is not a question of rights. This is life or death for the black man. 

From The Agitators by Mat Smart 


The board, artists and staff of Remy Bumppo Theatre Company stand in solidarity with those seeking justice and change in the wake of the senseless deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and countless others. We are sickened by the plague of racism and the violence that is directed at the Black community, which has been systematically oppressed, targeted, and killed.

As theatremakers, we are tasked with engaging with our society, driving difficult conversations and facing uncomfortable truths. We use storytelling to step into someone else’s shoes, to connect across divisions, to challenge ourselves and our assumptions, to aspire to something better and restore faith in our humanity. And now, more than ever, it is time to take action.

Below we have compiled a list of resources and organizations that support those fighting against injustice.

Minnesota Freedom Fund

Chicago Community Bond

George Floyd Memorial GoFundMe

Equal Justice Initiative

Showing Up For Racial Justice

Black Lives Matter

NAACP

ACLU

For Our White Friends Desiring To Be Allies

What White People Can Do For Racial Justice

Campaign Zero

Me and White Supremacy by Layla F. Saad

 

We support the fight for justice and urge you to join us. We all must fight if anything is going to change. 

#BlackLivesMatter #SayTheirNames #JusticeForGeorgeFloyd #JusticeForBre #IRunWithMaud #DavidMcAtee


 

FREDERICK: We are standing here the two of us who love one another – we are looking at the same thing and yet, we see two different realities. 

SUSAN B. ANTHONY: I do not want to believe my city is capable of this. I do not want you to leave. I do not want to lose my friend. 

FREDERICK: Do you still believe this can be a country for all? 

SUSAN: Yes. 

FREDERICK: Then look at what is before you and try to see what I see.

From The Agitators by Mat Smart 

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