We Stand With Our Black Neighbors

A statement from Monica Jeffries Hazangeles, President & CEO of Strathmore:

June 3, 2020

“Like so many of you, we at Strathmore are profoundly troubled by the distressing events of the past week. We stand strongly against racism and the injustices disproportionately borne by black members of our community. We are reminded of our intense need for the arts and of the critical role they play in building a more tolerant world – to give voice to those unheard, to reveal our commonality and develop understanding. They heal, uplift, and humble us. They are our solace and our inspiration. We are here for all our artists, patrons, staff, board, students, and volunteers of color for whom these events are especially personal and affecting. And, we remain committed to human equality, social justice, and the peaceful expression of creativity.”