Black lives matter.

Artists have forever been agents of cultural change with the ability to illustrate political truths, direct resistance, and inspire reform. 

Playwrights’ Workshop Montréal stands in solidarity with our community in demanding justice and change. We  condemn Quebec Premier François Legault’s denial of systemic racism in Quebec.

We stand with all creators fighting for social justice and equity. 

If you are looking for ways to get help, or want to provide support please visit the following links:

Write to your local representatives

to condemn Premier Legault’s groundless comments on the “non-existence of systemic racism in Québec” made on June 1st during an official press conference. 

Here is a template you can use

Write to your city officials to defund the police

Here is a template for the City of Montreal

Resources to keep learning and stay informed:

Consult this great round-up of resources collected by the Quebec Drama Federation

Read and learn about what Black-led associations and organizations are doing. You can consult this master list of Black community organisations in Montreal compiled by BlackMontreal

Consult the website of the Center for Research-Action on Race Relations (CRARR)

Scaffolded Anti-racism resources (an extensive list of resources organized by stage)

Anti-racism resources for white people (another comprehensive list of resources)

#BlackLivesMtlSyllabus– Montreal specific reading syllabus compiled by Robyn Maynard, author of Policing Black Lives: State Violence in Canada from Slavery to Present

White Supremacy Culture in Organizations by COCo (Centre for Community Organizations)

Added June 17, 2020:

Articule’s Open letter to artist-run centres in Québec: Moving Beyond Statements of Solidarity (a bilingual resource)

Racial Equity Tools