ANTI-RACISM TRAINING FOR ALL MEMBERS
In order to become an anti-racist organization—one that actively fights agains the systemic racism endemic both in our industry and our society—Actors' Equity needs to equip and empower its members to become accomplices and co-conspirators to our BIPOC stage managers, actors, and colleagues. This includes our rank-and-file membership, as well as those serving in positions of leadership. Not enough resources are currently being dedicated to effective anti-racism training for all of the union's members.
While I'm not confident that Equity could mandate anti-racism training as a condition of union membership (as is called for in the demands of #weseeyouWAT), it is both possible and necessary to dedicate resources to ensure that effective anti-racism training is available to all Equity stage managers and actors nationwide.
RESOLVED, that with all due haste Actors' Equity shall dedicate resources to ensure that effective, professional anti-racism training is made available to all Equity stage managers and actors nationwide.