Black Lives Matter

The lives of Black people are in danger every day because of systems built to brutalize and devalue them.

Merrimack Repertory Theatre stands with those who call for justice in the killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and countless others.

As an arts organization, we have an important role to play in dismantling white supremacy. We invite you to join us and engage in these resources below. We vow to work hand in hand with our beloved community toward a more equitable world. - Merrimack Repertory Theatre

 

Support LOCAL Black-owned businesses in the Lowell area.

Free Soil Arts Collective, Lowell's only Black-owned theatre company becomes MRT's first-ever Company in Residence. 

Brief, captivating videos from the Cultural Equity Learning Community.

Black Theatre United Founded this year by theatre luminaries, including LaChanze, Audra McDonald, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Billy Porter, Phylicia Rashad, and Vanessa Williams, Black Theatre United's mission places four goals center stage: awareness, accountability, advocacy, and action. Using their various local connections across the U.S., the coalition will work at both a community level and national scale to elevate anti-racist causes, while also supporting fellow Black members of the theatre community through various resources and initiatives.

Black Theatre Network Dedicated to the exploration and preservation of the theatrical visions of the African diaspora. 

Boston's Hip-Hopera Zakiyyah - Shades of Black

 

 

 

WE RECOMMEND THE FOLLOWING:
An Anti-Racist Reading List by Ibram X. Kendi, author of How to be an Anti-Racist
Anti-Racism Resources
75 Things White People Can Do for Racial Justice by Corrine Shutack

 

FROM OUR FRIENDS AT ARTSBOSTON: 

Please Donate To -

National Police Accountability Project
Massachusetts Bail Fund
NAACP Legal Defense Fund

 

PLEASE READ AND AMPLIFY:

10 Habits of Someone Who Doesn’t Know They’re Anti-Black
10 Books About Race To Read Instead of Asking A Person of Color to Explain This To You
Boston Prides Itself On Its Progressive Image. Let Me Tell You What I Know.