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Statement on Equity and Antiracism



A Statement on MASS MoCA’s Commitment to Equity and Antiracism 6.5.20

In honor of Breonna Taylor on what would have been her 27th birthday, MASS MoCA reaffirms our commitment to those who seek justice for her and so many others.

Black lives matter.

MASS MoCA recognizes that statements of solidarity must be coupled with effective action. As an institution, we are using these days to convene with staff, trustees, artists, and community to reflect, to discuss, and to formulate concrete steps to disrupt and dismantle racist biases and systems. We look forward to sharing this urgent work with you in the coming days and beyond.

MASS MoCA is committed to listening, learning, and building a better future together, working against racism in all its forms. That begins with work inside our institution, for which this statement is just the beginning. We remain committed to supporting artists and communities of color and those whose work poses hard questions about justice and equity.

Here are just a few of the many organizations in the Berkshires and nationally that are doing critical work in the fight for racial justice and that we are learning from in our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion work: NAACP-Berkshire County Branch, BRIDGE, UNO Community Center, Berkshire Immigrant Center, ACLU, Southern Poverty Law Center, Color Of Change, Innocence Project, Facing History and Ourselves.