Today the Broadway Advocacy Coalition (BAC) announced the roster of panelists for Part I of their next #BwayforBLM Forum What Now. The event will include: Jeanine Tesori, Rachel Chavkin, Kate Shindle, Warren Adams from Broadway Theatre Coalition (BTC), Brandon Michael Nase from Broadway For Racial Justice (BFRJ) and Destinee Rea from BOLD. The event will be moderated by Amber Iman and Richard Gray and will be held on Monday, February 15 at 6PM ET.
Official description of What Now: While we celebrate the recent inauguration, we must also continue the fight for equality and equity in our political landscape and our industry. Part I of our What NowForum asks us all to examine our commitments to supporting BIPOC leadership in the theater industry as we prepare to reopen and begin a new year. Join BAC as we gather for an open dialogue with industry leaders on the work that’s brought us here, the work ahead and how we stay engaged in the fight for change.
BAC is an arts-based advocacy organization dedicated to creating equitable spaces and building the capacity of individuals and organizations to dismantle racism. Their recent work includes gathering a virtual crowd of over 11,000 participants for the three-day forum Broadway for Black Lives Matter, launching the Cody Renard Richard Scholarship program and the Artivism Fellowship program, along with the inaugural Broadway Vs and continuing their partnership with Columbia Law School through their full semester course, The Theater of Change: Reimagining Justice Through Abolition.