Bluecoats Adopts Anti-Racism Policy

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At the core of the Bluecoats Experience is the knowledge that performing arts education programming enriches the lives of young people, and that the Arts improves societies and brings joy to those who consume it. As our programming works to create the Bluecoats Experience, and enrich the lives of our participants and fans, we must acknowledge that our responsibility lies not only in creating great performing arts education experiences, but also in creating a community that endeavors to better itself, supports all people, and disavows the notion that some lives are not as valuable as others.

In the last eleven months, we have been reminded of the grip of systemic and individual racism on our society and in our communities. In May, we committed to not simply disavowing racism, but to advancing an antiracist culture in the Bluecoats Community, and to taking active steps to making our organization a better place. Since then, our Diversity & Inclusion Advisory Council has been working on these measures. Recently, this council worked together with the Policy Task Force of our Executive Committee to develop an Anti-Racism Policy that cements our commitment to this idea at the highest level of governance in our organization.

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Posted by on Tuesday, January 19th, 2021. Filed under Current News, DCI World, FrontPage Feature.