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Department of Theatre and Dance Anti-racism and inclusion statement:

 

The Department of Theatre and Dance is committed to anti-racist and inclusion practices to effect change on the culture of our department and the theatre and dance world.

We will do this by first acknowledging the land we occupy

We are currently on the native land of

 ᏣᎳᎫᏪᏘᏱ Tsalaguwetiyi (Cherokee, East) 

Shawandasse Tula (Shawanwaki/Shawnee) 

S’atsoyaha (Yuchi) 

As a public University we benefit from this land and its resources, economic privilege and power afforded to all persons settled here. We acknowledge that this land is colonized, indigenous territory crafted through indigenous and slave labor. Therefore, we recognize our unearned privilege gained of this land by forced removal and enslavement.

The Department of Theatre and Dance are taking, and will continuously evaluate our actions, to change our culture by:

We, in the Department of Theatre and Dance, are committed to this ongoing process.