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The Theatre School is working to dismantle systemic racism in our institution. We hear the outpouring of feedback from our community with humility and apology. We recognize the pain we have caused our Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) alumni, students, faculty, and staff and hold ourselves accountable to restructuring personal and institutional inequities. We accept responsibility for the harm we have caused and commit to creating meaningful change.
We recognize that real, tangible action—not words—is crucial for both healing and progress. We will strive to create brave spaces for our community and to continue anti-racism work in all classes and programming as part of our evolving culture.
We also want to acknowledge the individuals who have shared their stories with us. We understand that pain and fear may come with disclosure and we humbly appreciate that so many current and former students summoned the courage to come forward. Your words are guiding us as we plan toward a healthy, just, and equitable future for BIPOC students, staff, and faculty.
The Theatre School faculty and staff recently met for our annual end-of-year retreat, which we dedicated to addressing racism in our community. Based on this discussion, we articulated how we will fully commit to continuing the work of transforming our institutional culture with the following actions:
The faculty, staff, and administration commit to pursue and evolve these initiatives as central to the work of The Theatre School as we prepare students to practice and promote racial equity within and beyond our walls. We recognize there is more to be done and we commit to an ongoing process. We will continue to listen to our community, particularly Black, Indigenous, and People of Color.