Statement on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Williamston Theatre pledges to create and foster an inclusive, equitable and anti-racist workplace. A theatre where all artists, audiences, staff and volunteers feel valued and respected. We will work to maintain an organizational culture of inclusivity and equity.
We know that a diverse representation of voices creates better art. It is a service to our audiences and to the sustainability of our organization to broaden the voices represented by and included in our work. We are committed to amplify historically underrepresented voices in the theatre including, but not limited to, people who identify as Black or African American, Indigenous, Latinx or Hispanic, Asian or Pacific Islander and all people of color, women, LGBTQ+, immigrants and people with disabilities.
We collectively acknowledge that Williamston Theatre occupies the ancestral, traditional, and contemporary Lands of the Anishinaabeg – Three Fires Confederacy of Ojibwe, Odawa, and Potawatomi peoples. Williamston Theatre resides on Land ceded in the 1807 Treaty of Detroit. We recognize, support, and advocate for the sovereignty of Michigan’s twelve federally-recognized Indian nations, for historic Indigenous communities in Michigan, for Indigenous individuals and communities who live here now, and for those who were forcibly removed from their Homelands.