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Please note, these are all resources that I personally have found helpful. The list is continuously growing. Please contact me at contact@vivianavargas.com to send me your recommendations.

Visit the Calendar of Collective Liberation for a growing list of holidays, days of remembrance, awareness, and beyond affecting all marginalized communities.

Photo by Yura Sapi from poetry and photo series, “Poems of Quest for Liberation from the Cages of Colonization”

Anti-Racism & Inclusion Resources

Native/Indigenous Community Resources

Black & African American Community Resources

  • Black Theatre Network – “The Black Theatre Network is comprised of artists, educators, scholars, students and theatre lovers who are dedicated to the exploration and preservation of the theatrical visions of the African Diaspora.”
  • Black Theatre Commons – ” A network of theatre practitioners who self identify as members of the Black/African Diaspora who activate collective resources to amplify, nurture and support the work of Black Theaters and practitioners through advocacy, convening, networking and knowledge-sharing.”
  • List of Black Theater Companies in U.S.

Asian & Asian American Community Resources

Latinx Community Resources

  • NALAC – “The National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures (NALAC) is the nation’s leading nonprofit organization exclusively dedicated to the promotion, advancement, development, and cultivation of the Latino arts field.”
  • Latinx Theatre Commons – “The Latinx Theatre Commons (LTC) is a national movement that uses a commons-based approach to transform the narrative of the American theatre, to amplify the visibility of Latinx performance making, and to champion equity through advocacy, art making, convening, and scholarship.”
  • Alliance of Latinx Theater Artists of Chicago – “The Alliance of Latinx Theater Artists of Chicago (ALTA) exists as a nexus for the thriving landscape of Latinx theatre artists in the Chicagoland area. ALTA is a volunteering service organization dedicated to furthering the Chicago Latinx Theater movement by promoting, educating, representing, and unifying Latinx identified artists and their allies.”
  • List of Latinx Theater Companies in U.S.

Middle Eastern, North African, South Asian (MENASA) Community Resources

  • Golden Thread Productions – “Founded in 1996, Golden Thread Productions is the first American theatre company devoted to the Middle East.”
  • Silk Road Rising – “Silk Road Rising is a theatre company located in downtown Chicago dedicated to presenting plays written by individuals of Asian and Middle Eastern descent.”
  • Noor Theatre – “Noor Theatre is dedicated to supporting, developing and producing the work of theatre artists of Middle Eastern descent.”
  • Maia Directors – “Maia Directors is a resource for organizations and artists engaging with stories from the Middle East, North Africa, and South Asia.”

Multi-ethnic, Mixed Race, Multiracial Community Resources

  • We So Hapa – A theatre created to showcase multi-ethnic talent. “We So Hapa strives to give Hapas a voice by challenging the perspective of what makes a person “White,” “Black,” “Asian,” “Middle Eastern,” “Latino” or other.”
  • Radical Evolution – “A multiethnic producing collective committed to creating artistic events that seek to understand the complexities of the mixed-identity existence in the 21st Century. “
  • Hapa Mag – A quarterly collaborative online publication by Hapas, for everyone.

Deaf Community Resources

Disability Community Resources

Trans & Gender Non-Conforming Community Resources

  • How to Be a Trans Ally – by Kai Isaiah-Jamal on Broadly Vice.com
  • The Trans Literacy Project – “a free videos series to provide communities with an accessible education about trans experiences, from the perspective of trans people.”
  • My Pronouns.org – “Resources on Personal Pronouns” and a link to use in your email signature after listing your pronouns
  • Gender Pronouns How To & FAQ – Another  link to use in your email signature after listing your pronouns
  • Gender Neutral Titles – A great resource for options of gender neutral/ genderqueer family, relationship and miscellaneous titles.

Gender Equity Resources

Anti-Ageism Resources

Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Commitments

Networks: Facebook Groups

Networks: Google Docs

Additional Resource Lists

  • artEquity Resource List – “…suggestions from the artEquity staff and facilitation team, in addition to members of our alumni community.”
  • Alliance for Inclusion in the Arts Resources – “a general list of organizations, theatre companies and other resources with specific interest and expertise regarding diversity in the arts.”
  • White People Read: Reading List – “As part of Clairvoyance Installation #2: White People Read, Diana Oh has curated the following list of books, with a focus on the experiences, histories, and stories of queer and trans people of color (QTPOC) and women of color. The intention of this reading list is to invite white-identifying individuals to recognize and challenge their place within structures of white dominance.”
  • Respectability’s Resources to Fight Racism and Unconscious Bias – “Diversity, equity, equality and inclusion is more of a journey than a destination. We can always learn more to fight implicit bias and to advance progress. Below are many helpful resources that you can use in your journey.”
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