YA Stands for Racial Justice
YA remains in solemn solidarity with our Black and brown colleagues, artists, educators, families, and children.
Young Audiences Arts for Learning NJ & Eastern PA stands for racial justice. We condemn acts of racist violence against Black people, perpetrated by white people in power through systemic white terror and supremacy, most recently the brutal murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery. We recognize the immense trauma that these murders cause for Americans, especially Black Americans, and that moving on from them with “business as usual” is impossible.
YA stands committed to the children, families, artists and school communities in our region, to their health and wellbeing, to their freedom and agency, to their human rights, and to the full expression of their humanity through the arts. To that end, we have undertaken work to build anti-racist, anti-bias practices into our organization, and we will do more. We know the arts are part of the solution. We will resume posting arts education content in the near future, but for now, we remain in solemn solidarity with our Black and brown colleagues, artists, educators, families, and children.