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Published: September 21, 2020

Black Lives Matter - Resources for Our Community

All of us at the Auditorium Theatre are outraged when we see continued and blatant racism and violence against Black people, in our own city and beyond, and we grieve for the countless lives that have been taken: George Floyd, Rayshard Brooks, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, Laquan McDonald…sadly, the list keeps going on and on. We also pray for Jacob Blake and his family.

Read our statement from May 31, 2020 here.

Read our statement from August 26, 2020 here.

We want to take this time to discuss ways to establish real and significant change in our community. We encourage you to check out the resources below for some suggestions on things to read, places to donate, and actions you can take. This is not an exhaustive list, and we hope to add more resources in the coming days and weeks.

Learn, support, and take action:

Anti-racism resources

How to support the struggle against police brutality

Chicago Black-owned businesses to support

ENRICH Chicago’s list of recommended reading on anti-racism and the history of systemic racism in the United States

Haymarket Books reading list

Places to consider donating if you are able:

Black Lives Matter (National)

Black Lives Matter (Chicago)

National Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression (National)

Chicago Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression (Chicago)

Chicago Freedom School

NAACP Legal Defense Fund (National)