Standing for Truth, Reconciliation, and Healing
May 31, 2020
The travail of Black people in America has continued with direct-action protests on the streets in major cities from coast to coast. They protest in opposition to the systemic racism visited upon Black people at the hands of the police, who are supposed to be there to protect and serve them. This week, their actions gave voice to the unheard plea of George Floyd saying “I can’t breathe” to the hardened heart of the police choking off the promise of this one life.
Collaboraction, a theatre for social change, stands with those who are willing to march in the streets demanding change; demanding we reform the criminal justice system. We stand with all those willing to come together to do the hard work of making right that which is wrong in the disproportionate ways police action, the legal system, the judiciary and penal systems in our country harm, even kill, Black people in the United States. We stand with those who are willing to do the necessary work of truth-telling, reconciliation, and healing the scourge of racism in our country. We stand in solidarity, even in our separation, with those who believe as Gwendolyn Brooks said, "We are each other’s business."
Collaboraction will continue to use our platform to dismantle systemic racism, inequities and white supremacy while creating space for dialogue, healing and positive action. May we stand and work together to form a more perfect union that lives up to the higher ideal and meaning of America.
Dr. Marcus Robinson Anthony Moseley
Executive Director Artistic Director