Our world is in turmoil. We are called to collectively face and act on global challenges, including violent acts of racism, discrimination and injustice.
The National Arts Centre is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion, and aspires to be a welcoming place for artists and audiences.
We are committed to creating space for marginalized stories and voices on the national stage.
We are committed to examining and addressing our own systemic issues and inequities.
We add our voice to those who stand in solidarity with the Black community and other communities of colour who face discrimination and racism.
Our stages are spaces for artists to engage audiences on social issues that affect us deeply.
When tragic events have taken place in our world, we offer a moment of silence before a performance as a way to reflect.
Tomorrow, June 2, as the NAC marks its 51st anniversary, we will join a global movement in a day of reflection - a day to determine the actions we can take as individuals and as an institution to do better, to be better, and to create the path forward.
May this silence be deafening in the call for change.