“Confront the dark parts of yourself, and work to banish them with illumination and forgiveness.”
Angela Davis said, “It is not enough to not be racist, we must be anti-racist.” Riverside Theatre stands in solidarity with protesters in Iowa City and across the country. We join with all those in America seeking justice for George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor, and so many other Black lives continuously lost and continuously affected by racist, systemic violence. We must enact change now. We must do better. As theatre artists, we must act in positive ways to create change within our own company, our community, and our country.
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Update March 2021:
Since the Coronavirus pandemic began in 2019, there has been an alarming rise in attacks on people of Asian descent. Riverside Theatre condemns these attacks and stands in solidarity with our AAPI community.
Playbill has compiled a list of resources here.