YANY Statement

Like you, we at Young Audiences New York are heartsick by the tragic killing of George Floyd (and countless others) and the deep inequity these deaths represent. We absolutely acknowledge the outrage, frustration and fear that so many experience firsthand and we stand in solidarity with the Black community and people of color in calling for justice and an end to the systemic racism that plagues our country. As arts providers, we take great pride in empowering the many diverse artistic voices of the children we serve.  They are our future and we are committed to supporting them and providing them a safe and inclusive environment as they grow.  We are confident that they will lead us to a better place.