What We're Doing and How You Can Help
Support the SHOW Racial Justice Fund:
The SHOW Racial Justice Fund is a community-supported endowment dedicated to furthering anti-racism at SHOW.
To contribute to the fund, Venmo @showcircusstudio and add ‘RJF’ in a note.
Thank you for supporting our anti-racism efforts!
Anti-Racism Task Force: A dedicated group of SHOW staff meet regularly and are currently working to create short, medium and long-term action plans for increased inclusion of BIPOC in SHOW’s community as well as potential other projects involving staff training, curriculum development, and outreach to local organizations to form partnerships to promote racial justice in our larger community.
Representation: We are working to make sure that Black people and people of color are represented in our communications and promotion, including social media. If you would like to help us add books by Black authors or featuring characters of color to the library our waiting room, we are accepting used books, and you can support these authors and a local business by ordering them from a local or Black owned bookstore. See our list of books and bookstores here!
Spreading the Word: If you or your organization is running an event, please let us know by reaching out to firstname.lastname@example.org, and we will happy to discuss how we can help promote it to our community, or ways we could help sponsor!
Here are some links to community organizations and resources!
413 Stay Woke Stay Active Whether person of color or ally, this group is for you because they promise that there is #aplaceforeveryone in this movement. Find posts about upcoming meetings, events, and demonstrations to help keep you informed AND to combine efforts as needed.
If you would like to add your event, group, or organization here please reach out to email@example.com
We acknowledge that SHOW is a community of predominantly white people in a predominantly white area of Massachusetts, and that we are members of the world of American circus, which has a long and problematic history of racism which continues to this day.
We are in an active process of understanding our role in both of these contexts, and developing tangible and meaningful ways to support the ongoing local and national anti-racism movement led by people of color and youth. We acknowledge that our efforts will be imperfect, and that they will require personal and financial sacrifices. We are committed to doing this work because it is the most important thing we can do for the safety of our community. This is by no means comprehensive, but it is a starting point.