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Statement on Anti-Racism

The Center for Innovation, Research, and Creativity in the Arts (CIRCA) stands with the University System of Maryland and UMBC leadership against structural racism and for racial justice, equity, democracy, and social action in our communities. We stand in solidarity with and support of Black faculty, staff, students, and alumni and will use our platform, programming, and voices to bring the tools of the arts to work against racism and to create systematic change.

We offer the following ongoing list of resources for work against anti-racism in the Arts. While not definitive, it is our hope that this list provides articles, books, podcasts, films, and other media that will be starting point towards wider conversations.

CIRCA Anti-Racism and the Arts Resources

Starting summer 2020, CIRCA is hosting in partnership with the Dresher Center for the Humanities and the Center for Social Science Scholarship a series of drop-in sessions called Anti-Racism and Action: Our Roles Now, to consider how can we use our roles as faculty, teachers, chairs/directors, mentors, and graduate students to work towards racial justice, social change, and pedagogical engagement.