It's not a coincidence that we are sharing these resources today, June 19.
he present-day outcry for justice echoes the 400 years of inequality endured and resilience demonstrated by African Americans. In recognizing the end of the atrocity of slavery in the U.S.,
we celebrate Juneteenth
and invite you and your organizations to use this day to listen, learn, reflect and take action.
In doing so, we celebrate hope, but also bear the reckoning of the painful truth it reveals. We commend the artists, organizations and communities throughout the country who have for many years celebrated Juneteenth, demonstrating an unyielding commitment to express, create, teach and connect us through the performing arts. As we soldier on in the name of equity and justice, we honor Black artists and Black arts as part of the healing work that bridges humanity.
We thank you for the transformative work you have done and for the work you are about to do. This is an historical moment.
We are stronger together.