TDPS stands in solidarity with Black communities and all communities of color—all who are vulnerable, under siege, and at risk in our country. We believe we are united as faculty, students, and staff in principles that guide and inform our work as scholars, artisans, artists, educators, and researchers:
- We reject violence and oppression.
- We value dialogue and healing.
- We value diversity and inclusion.
- We stand with artists, creators, educators, students, and thinkers.
- We stand with communities of color.
- We stand in solidarity with all who are vulnerable, and with all who seek to protect the vulnerable.
It is an extraordinarily challenging time. We hope that every member of our TDPS community is healthy and safe, and we hope we can continue to find ways to support one another and all who need our support as we go forward, together. Below are some resources for supporting anti-racist organizations and educating yourself as an ally.
With hope, appreciation, and respect,
Lisa Wymore, Department Chair
Jean-Paul Gressieux, Department Manager