Solidarity Statement

Black lives matter.

SF Shakes stands in solidarity with our Black company members and neighbors in condemning systemic racism and demanding justice for the murders of Black Americans.
As a predominately white-led organization, we recognize that anti-racism is more than a one-time statement in a time of crisis. It is a daily commitment in our workplace, classrooms, rehearsals and performances.
As an organization founded on principles of access, inclusion, and community engagement, we recognize that anti-racism must address economic injustice, housing and healthcare inequities.
As a theatre company, we use Shakespeare’s stories to address the issues of our time through the lens of human history, as he did in his time. We recognize that telling these stories inclusively must include the participation of all members of our community.

In Solidarity,
Cynthia Francis, Chair, Board of Directors
Rebecca J. Ennals, Artistic Director
Toby Leavitt, Executive Director
May 31, 2020

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