June 2020

Dear Friends,

In the fight for justice and equality, Seattle Dance Collective would like to acknowledge and honor George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and the countless others who have lost their lives or loved ones because of senseless systemic racism in this country. We recognize the injustice in our Black and Brown communities, and know that you are hurting and continue to suffer. SDC's mission involves uniting people through collaboration, and in support of this purpose we will continue to advance equity and inclusion in everything we do.

In Union,

Noelani Pantastico, James Yoichi Moore, and the entire Seattle Dance Collective organization

Selected Resources

#BlackLivesMatter movement to join the fight for freedom, liberation and justice -https://blacklivesmatter.com

The BLM Seattle Freedom Fund - BlackLivesSeattle.org/bail-fund/

Color of Change - The largest racial justice organization in the country - https://colorofchange.org

George Floyd Petition - https://www.change.org/p/federal-bureau-of-investigation-justice-for-george-floyd

George Floyd Memorial Fund (GoFundMe page) - https://www.gofundme.com/f/georgefloyd

Curating the Memoirs of Blacks in Ballet - mobballet.org

National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Legal Defense Fund - https://www.naacpldf.org

Racial Equity Tools for arts & culture - racialequitytools.org/act/strategies/arts-and-culture

Donald Byrd’s “Shot” - spectrumdance.org

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