A Message from The Barrow Group
The Barrow Group stands in solidarity with the Black community and those working and protesting to ensure the sanctity of black lives. The murder of George Floyd and so many others is abhorrent and we recognize that it is but the most recent chapter in the long history of unconscionable violence and systemic racism perpetrated against Black citizens. Change is long overdue. Black Lives Matter.
The great playwright August Wilson once described theater audiences as “a community of people who gather willingly to bear witness.” In that spirit, The Barrow Group’s purpose has always been to utilize stories to transform lives for the better.
In the next few weeks, we will curate an evening of stories by people who will share their first-hand experiences with racism in order to expand awareness and prompt discussion and action. Tonight (June 3, 2020) at 5pm we will present an online conversation with incoming TBG Chair, Vaughn Buffalo, about the steps we can take to address systemic racism.
At this crucial moment, we call on ourselves and each of you to take action and contribute to meaningful change. To that end, below are some of the organizations that are at the forefront of the movement to address these issues and that could use your support.
- Black Visions Collective
- The Bronx Freedom Fund
- Brooklyn Community Bail Fund
- Campaign Zero
- Color of Change
- Communities United for Police Reform
- Equality for Flatbush
- George Floyd Memorial Fund
- Liberty Fund NYC
- North Star Health Collective
- Safety Beyond Policing
- Showing Up for Racial Justice- NYC chapter
- Southern Poverty Law Center
- The Movement for Black Lives (M4BL)
- The Race Forward
–The Barrow Group
June 3, 2020