|The shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wisconsin, the latest in the never ending list of traumas endured by the Black community has deeply affected our community at Adventure Theatre. As a theatre and academy focused on children, we are particularly struck by the trauma of Mr. Blake’s three boys who personally witnessed this attack on their father. |
We can never achieve the potential of our great country until we see the humanity of all people and acknowledge that Black Lives Matter.
We had originally planned to showcase Qfest 3.0 this weekend with our colleague theatres, but our community needs a moment to process this travesty. There will be no program this weekend.
We hope our extended Adventure community will take this time to reflect and discuss with family and friends. Over the coming weeks, we will be reposting guides and books to help in having discussions at home with your families.
We also encourage you to tune into the live-stream Commitment March on Friday, August 28, 11AM. Convened by Rev. Al Sharpton and Martin Luther King III, the Commitment March will gather at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C. to restore and recommit to the dream Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. defined in 1963.
The Blake family has asked for our prayers and have set up a GoFundMe page to raise funds for “medical bills, legal representation, support for his children and therapy costs.”
You can also:
– Sign Color of Change’s petition calling for the firing and arrest of the officer who shot Blake
– Sign Change.org’s petition calling for the officers involved in the shooting to be charged
Thank you for your understanding and we hope to see you again next Sunday.
On behalf of the Adventure Theatre MTC Board and Staff
Leon Seemann, Executive Director
Leslie Miles, Board Chair