CW: Relates to the killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and Tony McDade.
We mourn the killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and Tony McDade. Our hearts break for them, for their families, and for their loved ones. And it is with even greater sadness that we acknowledge the longer list of individuals of which George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and Tony McDade are a part of. We condemn the officers responsible and those people and institutions who would support them, shield them from repercussions, or turn a blind eye to their actions.
We are a club that aims to support the voices of young playwrights and provide them with a platform from which to speak. It is our hope that the theatre we create can enact positive change and it is part of our mission to combat racism and anti-blackness on or off the stage.
We recognize that the history of theatre is intertwined with a history of racism and anti-blackness. Theatre has frequently been used as a vehicle to perpetuate anti-blackness. As theatre makers, we must take this time to recognize and acknowledge the history of our art. Although theaters and productions across the nation are, at the moment, on hold, we know that does not allow us to be complacent in our work and our mission to fight racism.
To that end, we've donated $250 to an ActBlue fundraiser that splits the donation between over 70 bail funds and organizations. Please continue to donate what you can to this link: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/bail_funds_george_floyd
The NOMADS Board, 2020-2021
Below are various resources compiled and being spread around the internet. NOTE: We did not compile these on our own and want to acknowledge the incredible work of those who did.
#blacklivesmatter master resource doc. We do not know who compiled this. Contains lists of credible funds and organizations to donate to as well as numerous petitions to sign and the contact information of officials to call and email as well as templates of what to say and write.
A resource document compiled by Emily Ndiokho. Contains funds and organizations to donate to, numerous petitions, and a list of free, online resources to learn more about racism and anti-blackness
George Floyd Resource Document compiled by @abjectcriticism on Twitter. Contains local news sources, organizations to donate to, upcoming protests, petitions, and educational anti racism resources.
Linktree compiled by @amarisavage on Instagram. Contains above resource document, individual protester’s venmo/cash apps, Louisville bail fund, protest resources, and police abolition resources.