Support Initiatives to End Anti-black Violence and Police Brutality

Emily Cooper’s photo of She Mami Wata & The Pussy WitchHunt by d’bi young anitafrika

We stand in solidarity with black and indigenous folks today and every day


In the wake of the deaths of George Floyd, Regis Korchinski-Paquet and the countless other black and indigenous folks murdered by the police, the frank theatre wants to express its solidarity with the protestors and organizers fighting to bring justice and safety to these communities.

As an organization led by a queer artist of colour, we are invested in dismantling white supremacy, and employing QTBIPOC (queer, trans, black, indigenous, people of colour). We are grateful for the artistic contributions that black artists continue to make to theatre, including our mainstage show last season, She Mami Wata & the Pussy WitchHunt by d’bi young anitafrika. We are also grateful for the black trans activists and activists of colour who fought for our freedoms during the Stonewall Riots. As a queer community, we need to examine our privileges and constantly strive to do better to support black and indigenous communities.

We are asking that our supporters donate, sign petitions, protest (while respecting the health of those around you) and educate themselves on anti-black violence and police brutality both in Turtle Island (Canada) and North America. Here is a non-exhaustive list of resources:

DONATE:

PETITIONS & LETTERS:

EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES:

With strength and solidarity,

the frank theatre company.