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ABOUT 35//50 YEG

Inspired by our colleagues south of us in Mohkinstsis (also known as Calgary) we, a coalition of BIPOC artists of Amiskwacîwâskahikan (also known as Edmonton) with the close support of other local artists echo the values expressed in the 35//50 Initiative letter circulated earlier this month. Just like our cousins to the south, we the undersigned members of the Edmonton theatre and dance community, recognize and appreciate the various statements, commitments, and initiatives you have taken on in response to the Black Lives Matter Movement.


Our goal in this work is to offer a meaningful action for our artistic community to take steps towards a more equitable, diverse, inclusive and accessible future in the performing arts. In the spirit of ongoing engagement, we would like to invite you to commit to the 35//50 Initiative.

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