Circle Players participates in ‘The Ghostlight Project’, a resource for theaters, arts communities, and individuals to identify and create meaningful action steps towards social justice.
On January 19, 2017, Circle participated in the project’s initiating action, “a moment of gathering within a larger resistance to intolerance at all levels.” The project aims to create brave spaces that will serve as lights in the coming years, and to activate a network of people across the country working to support vulnerable communities. This is not a substitution for protests or direct action, but rather a pledge for continued vigilance and increased advocacy.
The Ghostlight Project defines “a brave space” as a space where:
- It is safe to be who you are, regardless of race, class, religion, country of origin, immigration status, (dis)ability, age, gender identity, or sexual orientation.
- Diverse opinions, dissent, and argument are not only tolerated, but invited.
- Active listening and courageous exchange are fundamental values.
- Collective action, activism, and community engagement, both within and outside the walls of the theater, are cultivated, encouraged, and supported.
For more information on Ghostlight Project activities involving Circle Players, follow us on social media, watch this website for event updates, and email firstname.lastname@example.org to join our mailing list.