As The Conciliation Project moves forward in the fight toward a more just society, the civil rights anthem by June Jordan rings in our ears…
WE HAVE COME TOO FAR
WE CAN’T TURN AROUND
WE’LL FLOOD THE STREETS WITH JUSTICE
WE ARE FREEDOM BOUND
At the Conciliation Project, We understand the temptation to ignore history and whitewash the present with niceties. But just saying “we live in a post-race world” or “ the glass ceiling has been shattered” does not make this true. And even if we choose politeness over candor, that doesn’t mean centuries of hurt have been healed.
As a creative social justice organization, our dramatic works challenge audiences to rethink their beliefs and prejudices by:
Presenting previously hidden historical accounts
Encouraging candid conversations, rather than tired rhetoric.
Replacing misconceptions with genuine understanding and acceptance.
Igniting dialogues that have been stifled and silenced by political correctness, misunderstandings, inaccurate historical accounts and fear.
Representing our country’s cultural landscape, our dramatic productions illuminate the distortions of America’s racial history and provide an honest interrogation, while including marginalized, under-represented and unheard voices. Our engagements are geared toward businesses, organizations and communities to help in the process of eliminating racial and cultural stereotypes and the movement toward a more just and equal world.
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