In solidarity with IBPOC communities, MAP recognizes the systemic racism embedded in our culture.
As a play and playwright service organization, we support storytellers as agents of cultural change, exposing truth and inspiring reform. MAP stands with all creators fighting for social justice and equity.
As Executive Director of MAP, and as a white cisgender male, I recognize that the work to do is mine; my failings, my challenges, my time to struggle. I commit to owning the work that I need to do; to identify and deconstruct my complicity in systemic racist structures and behaviour; to seek out ways that I can contribute to reparations; to identify what my IBPOC colleagues and friends are telling me that I’m not hearing and showing me that I’m not seeing; to listen, to learn, and to act on what I learn, on behalf of myself and the Manitoba Association of Playwrights.
Below are some links to local & national organizations and resources for those who may need support, or for those looking for ways to support IBPOC communities and initiatives;
National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation Reports
Spirit Bear's Youth-Friendly Guide to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada Report
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, Manitoba Office