While we applaud the tenets of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion initiatives in our theatres and institutions of learning, we believe we must go further, not to just embrace EDI as a tangential modus operandi, but to act to bring real change to centuries old, out-moded, and dangerously lethal belief systems.
Now, in the time of COVID-19, just as in the time of the HIV/AIDS crisis, we reiterate that Silence = Death. So, we stand with those whose voices are raised throughout the country demanding that the murder of George Floyd be not just the last straw, for there have been too many "last straws," but the Final Scene.
We pledge that together we will help be the engines of change.
- THE NTC BOARD OF TRUSTEES, David Fuller, President