Resources

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

From poetry and photo series, Love Poems for Healing.

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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