SFYT Racial Equity Statement
SAN FRANCISCO YOUTH THEATRE RACIAL EQUITY STATEMNET
San Francisco Youth Theatre is part of San Francisco's vibrant and racially diverse community. We acknowledge that racism has been and continues to be a barrier to BIPOC students, families, and staff. As an organization, SFYT recognizes the urgent need to elevate our efforts, within and outside our institution, to dismantle systemic oppression. As individuals who have devoted their lives to the arts, our staff endeavors to continuously learn, accept responsibility, and support the ongoing journey for racial justice and social equality. Fully-accessible youth arts experiences provide a vital source of education and creativity, as well as a path to healing and repair.
SFYT acknowledges the performing arts industry's role in systemic racial, social, and economic inequalities. Our mission compels us to correct those disparities though the following commitments:
SFYT is dedicated to being an agent of equity and justice, empowering youth to tell their stories and demand change. We commit to upholding anti-racist and anti-oppressive practices, offering the community an equitable arts space where diversity is embraced and celebrated.