Black Lives Matter.
BIPOC Lives Matter.
LGBTQ Lives Matter.
Yes, all lives matter, but we need to start being specific because "all" has not referred to "all" in US/ American history.
In the Declaration of Independence, "all men are created equal" did not refer to women or people of color or Native Americans. I was taught in elementary school that the male gender in language was used to refer to groups. Perhaps that language needs to change too.
I've been quiet, publicly because I've been doing a lot of work off-line. I've been reading, hearing, asking questions, reflecting, asking more questions, doing more research.
I'm angry. These issues have been prevalent and relevant for over 100 years. We've been in a social and public crisis for over a century in terms of equity (of gender, of pay, of education, of access, of rights...). What's different now?
Lack of leadership?
Awareness (although not necessarily a-woke-ness) through the internet?
I've been publicly quiet because I think there are voices that need to be heard over mine. There are voices that are more important than mine. Please Listen!
Reading Theater Project is working to adapt to these voices and changes enhanced by the world pandemic. I'm grateful to have been challenged out of my own darkness to find adaptations.
Please check out the project.
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Read about the adventure by clicking here.
Thanks, in advance!