"Enough is certainly as good as a feast."
- James Baldwin, on suffering
Black lives are human lives.
Black bodies are human bodies.
Black rights are human rights.
The brutal racism of America - often perpetuated by law enforcement, but far from always - would have us believe otherwise.
Enough ought to be enough. But as the extrajudicial executions of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and so many more prove, The Work of justice remains unfinished. One facet of this Work is protesting - no major societal shift has resulted from silence - and protests, no matter how peaceful, inevitably result in arrests.
Please consider donating to a bail fund. Poverty should be neither a crime nor a death sentence. And with the coronavirus pandemic spreading, jails are ripe for outbreaks. Those who put their bodies on the line for justice deserve better.
Below is a link to the National Bail Fund Network, where you can find dozens of statewide and local organizations that do real work supporting people who are fighting for dignity, equality, and life itself.
If you are one of the millions who have visited and patronized New Orleans, consider how much of what you love about that city can be directly traced to its Black citizens, especially those who are LGBT+, and among the most vulnerable to violence and hate crimes.
"The most important American play of the century."
After winning more Best Play awards than any in British history, THE INHERITANCE transferred to Broadway, where I was lucky enough to come aboard as a producer and privileged to witness history being made. The is epic, two-part opus has changed hundreds of thousands of lives on both sides of the Atlantic, and has now received 5 Drama Desk Awards, including Outstanding Play.
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