In the midst of this pandemic, and in the wake of the tragic death of George Floyd, it has become more vital than ever for our society to come to terms with the systemic racism that continues to hold our systems and country.
We feel sadness for those who continue to lose their loved ones to injustice, and frustration for the lack of leadership our country has shown in a time of need. At SCT we support those speaking up for equal rights and we, alongside their voices, demand change.
SCT recommits to the examination of our internal practices and will continue the difficult work of becoming an anti-racist organization. We do not have all the answers and we know that as an institution we have a long way to go, but in this necessary time we vow to do our part. We will use our privilege and leadership to uphold the voices and stories which continue to be so underrepresented in our field, and to champion more equitable access to programming, while upholding SCT’s values on our stages, behind the curtain, through our classrooms, and as we engage and work in the communities we serve.
It is our responsibility to show up in these conversations that will impact our communities for generations to come. We commit to working towards ensuring that all children see themselves reflected in our work and have access to creative environments where they can learn and grow in community. To all young people—especially those of color—you deserve better.