Say Their Names: Ahmaud Arbery—Breonna Taylor—George Floyd And So, So Many Others

Say Their Names: Ahmaud Arbery—Breonna Taylor—George Floyd And So, So Many Others

Much has been written and said over the last week surrounding police brutality, lack of accountability, white privilege, and the effect it has on the lives of people of color in our communities and beyond.

Every video, every photo, every violent act (of which there are far too many) speaks volumes.

As a company, we believe that the inclusion of a diversity of people, ideas and cultures enriches our work, our relationships with each other, our audiences and our community.

We recommend you take the time to read, listen to, and thoughtfully consider the work of the writers, playwrights, filmmakers, and podcasters (and certainly a host of other artists and individuals) who, for years, have been speaking out against what you may now be seeing with your own eyes for the very first time.

This list is by no means exhaustive, but it contains important work that should lead you to a rich selection of other writers/artists/playwrights/poets, who have willingly exposed their personal experiences to help us see and feel theirvery human experience. This is what great art and theatre does; creates empathy and opens the world up so you can see, feel, and understand the experiences of others.

Note that none of the links below benefit County Players in any way. We recommend that you use Amazon’s Smile program to direct a few pennies of your purchases to the organization of your choosing.

Please Consider:

Donating To

Black Lives Matter

National Bail Fund

Campaign Zero

Watching Movies/Plays

James Baldwin’s I Am Not Your Negro

Antoinette Nwandu’s Pass Over

Spike Lee’s 4 Little Girls

Ava DuVernay’s 13th and When They See Us

Listening to Podcasts

Scene on Radio—Seeing White Series Reveal

NPR’s Codeswitch Uncivil


Reading these Writers and Playwrights

August Wilson

Kiese Laymon:

Ta-Nehisi Coates

Nell Irvin Painter

James Baldwin

Lorraine Hansberry

Susan-Lori Parks

Lynn Nottage