The Council of Ontario Drama and Dance Educators is both saddened and angered by the recent events and acts of anti-Black racism. CODE stands in solidarity with the Black community and acknowledges the repeated injustices and history of anti-blackness in this country. We also know that these events are felt personally and in different ways by our CODE members, students and community who have different lived experiences. Being silent is not an option in the face of racism. CODE believes that ALL teachers must take action and actively teach anti-racism in the classroom. As an association of arts educators, we commit to listening actively, questioning histories and practices, rigorously examining the systems and patterns that reinforce inequities, and striving for change. We are committed to using our platform to advance racial justice and equity. CODE believes in the power of education to create change. We offer teachers resources to teach this in a powerful and sensitive way through drama and dance. We must stand together and support each other in our work towards change to end racism, hate and oppression of all kinds. #BlackLivesMatter
Note: The Toronto Public Library has a comprehensive list. Folks from around the province can use it as a reference list but not borrow directly from the TPL.
For a list of Anti-Racism Resources and Lesson Plans click here