Important Statement from the Pittsburgh Playhouse Tuesday, June 2, 2020
Point Park University’s Pittsburgh Playhouse, the Conservatory of Performing Arts, and each of its artistic departments echoes the sentiments of President Hennigan in his most recent statement regarding the murder of George Floyd.
We are committed to serving our students and patrons of diverse backgrounds and to creating an environment based on equity and justice. Furthermore, we pledge to be anti-racist in our work and practice.
We are in the midst of two pandemics where pervasive racism has infected our world more deeply than COVID-19 ever will. The murders of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, and Breonna Taylor are three in a seemingly endless line of horrific and racist acts.
The Playhouse stands with Black students, Black artists, Black staff and faculty, and the Black community. To that end, the Pittsburgh Playhouse will institute a series of action items to institute change and to insure we are ever mindful of creating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive center for art, entertainment and education.
We pledge to keep our hearts, minds, and ears open, and listen to any who feel we are falling short.
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