The Duty of Civil Disobedience
We believe it is our duty to maintain ongoing examinations of bias and prejudice – in the form of racism, sexism, classism – in both our personal and professional spheres. Practising anti-racism is not only the right thing to do, but we believe it makes better art. We are dedicated to practising anti-racism in all aspects of theatre-making, listening to criticism, and allowing our organization to evolve as we learn.
Equality and Justice in Theatre Forum
We as a company engage in monthly meetings to discuss these topics, and have chosen to open these discussions to a wider public. These Zoom forums, open to all, serve as an opportunity to discuss and reflect on issues of inequality and injustice in the theatre industry. Each month we rotate discussion leaders and topics.
We do not pretend to be experts in these topics, but rather aim to provide a space to discuss, educate each other, and keep lines of communication open.
Participants are asked to be honest, open, and willing to discuss uncomfortable subjects. In the spirit of cultivating a safe space, meetings are not recorded. Hate speech of any kind will not be tolerated.
Monday, 16th January, 6pm
Topic: Our topic of discussion is the refugee crisis in Europe and how it has reached and affected Ireland. We will start by discussing Philpp Ther’s book “Outsiders: Refugees in Europe since 1492”. There is no need to read the book in advance. Just join us.
The forum will be led by our Crow Eftychia Spyridaki, who is going to share her research and experience volunteering with groups that support asylum seekers in Ireland like MASI and Cooking for Freedom. Artworks and poems by refugees will also be shared as well as information on how to support refugees in Dublin.
Hosted by The Crows.
To sign up, send us an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll e-mail a Zoom link the day of the forum.
Crows sometimes nest on electric transformers and steel wires, and have caused massive blackouts in some cities