As Vineyard Theatre continues our anti-racism work we invite you to join us by taking action, continuing in your personal education and using these resources to share with other members of your communities. View The Vineyard’s full statement here.
RESOURCES FOR ACTION
- Justice in June: This resource was compiled by Autumn Gupta with Bryanna Wallace’s oversight for the purpose of providing a starting place for individuals trying to become better, active allies.
- Sign the Justice for Breonna Taylor petition. No charges have been issued and no arrests have been made with the officers involved in the killing of Breonna Taylor.
- Demand Budget Justice in NYC. Call your City Council members to demand that they will not vote for a budget that does not include meaningful cuts to the NYPD budget, and a redistribution of those funds into the drastically cut budgets for education, health, arts, youth services. Here is a script to help you get started making calls in advance of the vote on June 30. Find your council members here.
- Support black owned businesses.
- The Vineyard will donate any remaining funds from its VT Protest Supply Fund to Color of Change, National Bail Fund Network, and Black Lives Matter.
- Black Visions Collective – Through the development of powerful strategic campaigns, Black Visions Collective seeks to expand the power of Black people across the Twin Cities metro area and Minnesota.
RESOURCES FOR EDUCATION
- “Who Gets to Be Afraid in America?” by Ibram X. Kendi from The Atlantic
- “The Black Plague” by Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor from The New Yorker
- “Origins of Police in the U.S.” by Malaika Jabali from The Guardian
- “The Case for Reparations” by Ta-Nehisi Coates from The Atlantic
- “A New World Awaits Us” by Indira Etwaroo, Kenny Leon in American Theatre
- Trevor Noah on racial injustice, police brutality, and how the societal contract with black Americans has been broken time and time again. (18 mins)
- 13th on Netflix: In Ava DuVernay’s essential documentary, scholars, activists and politicians analyze the criminalization of African Americans and the U.S. prison boom. (100 mins)
- #BWAYForBML is an excellent resource page for literature, podcasts, plays, film and so much more.