We stand in solidarity with protestors across the country calling for justice for George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade, and countless others, and demanding an end to police violence and white supremacy. We support and honor those taking action in Chicago and around the world to dismantle the racist systems endangering Black lives.
As a cultural institution, we recognize our own responsibility to take a stand against these oppressive structures. As part of this, we commit to reflecting on our own entanglements with systems rooted in racism, and to working actively for change, both within the Ren and beyond. We must hold ourselves accountable and use our platform to lift up those fighting for a better world.
Right now, there are many organizations responding directly to these crises as they continue to unfold. Our staff has compiled a list of some groups doing important work in this moment, and we ask that you join us in supporting them.