FirstWorks stands in solidarity with our brown and black neighbors. Black Lives Matter.

We commit ourselves to the ongoing work of becoming and being anti-racist – through educating ourselves and our community, supporting and elevating the voices of brown and black people in our country, and working to identify and dismantle structural inequities in our field.

We call on our community to show support – financially, civically, emotionally – for people of color. We extend love and recognition to those grieving, raging, those who are tired and who are not okay: we see you. And we affirm our commitment to creative, systematic thinking and the power of the arts to effect lasting change.