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Racial Justice Resources

Updated: April 14, 2021, 11:30 a.m.
 

Dance/NYC seeks to dismantle white supremacy in dance and amplify the voices and autonomy of the African, Latina/o/x, Asian, Arab, and Native American (ALAANA) community. Please refer to Dance/NYC’s Racial Justice Agenda to learn more about our work. 

Dance/NYC’s vision for a just, equitable, and inclusive dance ecology is short- and long-term and encompasses changes to policy, investments, programs, attitudes, and actions impacting ALAANA artists, cultural workers, and audiences. Dance/NYC recognizes that racial justice does not exist individually or siloed from additional equity areas and interrelated forces of oppression (e.g., disability, immigrant matters, economic justice) in its work nor in the lives of its constituents. Instead, racial justice requires an intersectional* approach that builds upon multiple areas that together create a more just, equitable, and inclusive dance ecology. 

Below you can find a list of anti-racism resources and advocacy action items for how you and your organization can take steps towards  justice, equity, and inclusion. 

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UPDATE

Dance/NYC holds space to mourn the death of Daunte Wright and to acknowledge the continuing violence against Black people at the hands of law enforcement caused by white supremacy. As a team of arts workers we seek to ensure the lives and vitality of Black people and Black culture as an ongoing commitment outside of and during crisis and to work in support of justice in New York City and beyond.

Ways to support Daunte Wright’s family:

  • Donate to a GoFundMe to cover funeral costs and family expenses created by Wright's aunt Kelly Bryant.
  • Donate directly via this information coordinated by Holistic Heaux for the mother of Daunte's son.
  • Participate in a protest, march or vigil. Information compiled via @justiceforgeorgenyc.
  • Support the Brooklyn Center small businesses via GoFundMe organized by MN Teen Activists.

Ways to be in ongoing solidarity:

RESOURCES

Dance/NYC Racial Justice Information

 

Justice, Equity, and Inclusion Partner Resources


For Black Folks

 

For LGBTQ+ Folks

  • Audre Lorde Project – One of NYC’s longest standing LGBTQ advocacy groups for people of color.
  • Callen Lorde Community Health Center provides sensitive, quality health care and related services for New York’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community
  • Gays and Lesbians Living in a Transgender Society (GLITS) provides post-incarceration support for trans New Yorkers, as well as career training, housing referrals, and clothing referrals
  • Queer Detainment Project assists folks coming out of immigration detention in securing structural, health/wellness, educational, legal, and housing services
  • Marsha P. Johnson Institute - A nonprofit dedicated to protecting and defending the human rights of Black transgender people and continuing the legacy of Marsha P. Johnson
  • Revolutionary Hope: A Conversation Between James Baldwin and Audre Lorde
  • The Ali Forney Center provides LGBTQ young people housing and a continuum of supportive services to help them thrive and prepare them for independent living
  • The Trevor Project provides crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to LGBTQ youth ages 16–25 with their 24/7 helpline
  • Tony McDade Mental Health Recovery Fund - To honor Nina Pop, Tony McDade, and the many Black Trans people who have been murdered by state-sanctioned violence, The Okra Project is raising funds to create the Nina Pop Mental Health Recovery Fund and the Tony McDade Mental Health Recovery Fund
  • Trans Lifeline peer support service run by trans people, for trans and questioning callers, as well as microgrants for trans BIPOC to fund documentation changes

 

For BIPOC Folks

  • Actors Equity: The Healing with The Actors Fund Group for Non-Black POC Entertainment Professionals begins July 30. Learn more and request an interview.
  • Arts Leaders of Color Emergency Fund: BIPOC artists and arts administrators impracted by COVID-19 are eligible for $200 microgrants through Arts Administrators of Color Network. Apply to the fund.
  • Join the artEquity community as they share strategies for interfacing with white leadership; what to do when sh*t goes down; how to navigate white women and their tears; how to cultivate BIPOC solidarity; and how to know when it’s time to go.
    • Friday Forum Sessions 1:30p - 3:30p ET - Registration is required for all sessions and open to all BIPOC.
    • Sunday Support Sessions 1:30p - 3:00p ET  - Registration coming soon.

READINGS
 

On Racism, White Supremacy and Anti-Blackness

On Anti-Asian Racism

For Parents and Families 

On Asian Americans and Black Solidarity

On Latino/a/x Experiences and Black Solidarity

On Arab Americans, Afro-Arabs, and Black Solidarity

 

On Jewish Identity and Whiteness

 

On Disability and Race

 

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EMBODIED LEARNING 

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SUPPORT

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For Organizations: Recreating Systems

 

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ADVOCACY RESOURCES

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Dance/NYC seeks to facilitate the sharing of information and resources to the community during this moment. Dance/NYC bears no responsibility for the accuracy, legality or content of the external sites. Please contact the external site for answers to questions regarding its content.

New York Live Arts and Live Ideas logos, one shirtless Black man with short hair and a mustache dancing, and one clean shaven Black man with medium length hair wearing a high collared jacket singing, events details include Drexciya Redux: An Afrofuturist Cabaret, May 12-14, in-person performances, Saul Williams: The Motherboard Suite, May 13-15, Live, Online, and in-person. 

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