DIVERSITY INITIATIVES CONTINUE in ALL OUT ARTS and THE FRESH FRUIT FESTIVAL
“We, the people, declare today that the most evident of truths – that all of us are created equal – is the star that guides us still; just as it guided our forebears through Seneca Falls, and Selma, and Stonewall” – Barack Obama
As a theatre organization, the Fresh Fruit Festival and All Out Arts (our corporate parent) have always been, and continue to be, committed to providing a platform for the stories of people of color, especially those within the queer community. To support this, our programming this season – now virtual – will strive to present the struggle and successes of the interaction of the Queer and other minority communities.
During Pride Month, we remember that pride was born in 1969 by taking a stand at the Stonewall Inn. We cannot fight for our own, Queer equality without also fighting for equality of All people. We have always been laser-focused on our primary directive: Fighting Prejudice Though the Arts; and we continue to stress diversity within the LGBTQ community in the works we present and programs we sponsor. The struggle for any group’s civil rights is also our struggle.
– Board of Directors, All Out Arts, Inc. June 1, 2020