Anti-Racism Toolkit

(A Living Document)

Our Anti-Racism Statement

We acknowledge and hear you. "We are the change" each time we use our collective voices. Stumptown Stages is committed to an antiracism action plan for our work environments that cares for and sustains BIPOC artistry and lives.

 

Below is a list of action items and how we at Stumptown Stages are implementing them to harness the energy toward making true progress.

 

ACTION:  equity, diversity and inclusion training

 

  • STATUS: Stumptown Stages has committed to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Professional Learning Courses within a permanent DEI budget line item.

 

  • STATUS: Stumptown Stages has implemented an EDI Liaison position for each production. The EDI Liaison is a safe conduit for cast and crew members to anonymously communicate EDI workplace needs, concerns, and conditions to the producing party.

 

ACTION: leaning in, listening and taking action.

 

  • STATUS: This is a “living” document. Our work at Stumptown Stages honors the efforts of BIPOC theater makers who have lifted their voices against racism in the American Theatre for generations. Stumptown Stages adds its voice to these efforts, not just through words, but through the execution of concrete action plans.

This is a “living” document. Our work at Stumptown Stages honors the efforts of BIPOC theater makers who have lifted their voices against racism in the American Theatre for generations. Stumptown Stages adds its voice to these efforts, not just through words, but through the execution of concrete action plans.

We welcome the continued conversations with our beloved theatre community. We have much work to do because #BlackLivesMatter!!

Stumptown Stages Land Acknowledgement

Stumptown Stages recognizes, acknowledges and honors the Indigenous peoples of this region on whose ancestral lands, the theatre now stands. We also want to recognize that Portland today is a community of many diverse Native peoples who continue to live and work here. We respectfully acknowledge and honor all Indigenous communities—past, present, future—and are grateful for their ongoing and vibrant presence. 

 

Ways You Can Help

Coalition of Communities of Color

https://www.coalitioncommunitiescolor.org/take-action

PAALF
https://www.paalf.org

NAACP of Portland
https://pdxnaacp.org

The Urban League of Portland
https://ulpdx.org

Black United Fund
https://www.bufor.org/about

Don't Shoot Portland
https://www.dontshootpdx.org/about-us/

An Anti-racist Reading List

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/29/books/review/antiracist-reading-list-ibram-x-kendi.html

The Case for Reparations:

https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2014/06/the-case-for-reparations/361631/

Participate in anti-racism trainings:

The People’s Institute for Survival and Beyond:

https://www.pisab.org/programs/

 

Off the Mat, Into the Word:

https://otmtraining.offthematintotheworld.org/p/dismantling-racism-cr

 

Michelle C. Johnson:

https://www.michellecjohnson.com/skill-in-action-book
 

Southern Poverty Law Center:

https://www.splcenter.org/teaching-tolerance

 

64 Things White People can do for Racial Justice:

https://medium.com/@cshutack/what-white-people-can-do-for-racial-justice-f2d18b0e0234

Rachel Cargle:

https://mailchi.mp/rachelcargle/dothework-course-all-30days

Felicia Isacc:

Climate Change Is Hurting Expectant Black Mothers

Nina Martin and Renee Montagne:

Nothing Protects Black Women from Dying in Pregnancy and Childbirth: Not education. Not income. Not even being an expert on racial disparities in health care

Leila Fadel:

The Separate and Unequal  Health System Highlighted By COVID-19

Ibram X. Kendi:

Who Gets to Be Afraid in America?

Melissa Little:

Implicit Bias: Be an Advocate for Change

Eddie S. Glaude, Jr.:

How James Baldwin Told the Truth About Racism in America

Nikole Hanna-Jones

America Wasn’t a Democracy, Until Black Americans Made It One

Take an Implicit Bias Test

https://implicit.harvard.edu/implicit/takeatest.html

Read

  • How to be an Anti-Racist by Ibram X. Kendi

  • Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City by Matthew Desmond

  • The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America by Richard Rothstein

  • The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander

  • The 1619 Project https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/08/14/magazine/1619-america-slavery.html

  • Equal Justice Initiative: https://eji.org/

  • Emergent Strategy by Adrienne Maree Brown

  • Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates

  • Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents by Isabel Wilkerson

  • Behind the Cover: What is Owed by Nikole Hannah-Jones

  • The Sum Of Us by Heather McGhee

Listen/Watch

​Nikole Hannah-Jones' 1619 Podcast:

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/23/podcasts/1619-podcast.html

Ibram X. Kendi's Unlocking Us:

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/23/podcasts/1619-podcast.html

Brene Brown's Shame and Accountability:

https://brenebrown.com/podcast/brene-on-shame-and-accountability/

Pancho Savery's Feeling Bookish

https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/african-american-literature-in-george-floyd-moment/id1438983607?i=1000479006242

Ava DuVernay's 13th

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=krfcq5pF8u8

Oregon Black history timeline video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fo2RVOunsZ8

 

Walidah Imarisha PDX Talks: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FTZlNEZ3NEw

American Theatre Wing: this panel of Black theatre creators, educators, and leaders talk about anti-Blackness within our industry, the power structures at play, and how we can create a more equitable American Theatre.

​https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gfeFpjelPeQ&list=PLhy08ToOw66r5cRG0dShSPCHN3Bn0_S8F&index=1&t=15s

Isabel Wilkerson

The Great Migration and the Power of a Single Decision

Viet Thanh Nguyen

Memories of a Refugee

Amanda Gorman

The Hill We Climb

Mental Health Services

Multnomah County Crisis Line: 503-988-4888

 

https://www.mentalhealthfirstaid.org/

 

https://www1.nyc.gov/site/thrivelearningcenter/resources/mental-health-first-aid.page

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