STATEMENT OF SOLIDARITY

 

We, alongside all members of the Milwaukee Theatre Alliance, believe art is a platform for good. Art speaks out against wrongs and speaks up for those who suffer. We will continue to be a voice in solidarity against racism and against a system that allows for the continued persecution and murder of Black, African-American, African, and Caribbean community members here in Milwaukee and across our country. American citizens George Floyd and Breonna Taylor are just two of the many murdered and we stand in solidarity with those seeking justice.

We know we can do better and will do better to support minority communities. We are actively working to make Milwaukee Theatre a more inclusive and diverse community and we strive to be better listeners. We are here for you. We hear you, we see you, we love you, and we support you. We are in this for the long haul.

We encourage you to donate to organizations supporting racial justice like the ACLUNAACP Legal Defense FundColor of ChangeBlack Leaders Organizing for Communities and Leaders Igniting Transformation and hope you’ll support Milwaukee’s Black-owned businesses. A helpful resource can be found at MKEBlack.org.

All donations made to 53212 Presents are 100% tax-deductible & serve our mission in the following ways: 

  • Support the safe return of artists and audiences to in-person performance and community events 

  • Lower rental rates so artists and community partners can continue their important work during recovery

  • Raise wages and stipends to meet the MTA Community Guidelines (what's this?)

  • Produce free events that build community and opportunity

  • Subsidize low-cost youth programming in 53212