The Players Collaborative Fund awards $20,000 to local performing arts and social change organization “The Theater Offensive”

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FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The New England Revolution Players Collaborative Fund donated $20,000 to The Theater Offensive, a Boston-based social change organization focused on queer and trans people of color and their allies through the use of theater and process creativity as a tool of cultural organization. With this latest donation, Revolution players have awarded $100,000 to grassroots organizations across the New England region working to promote social equity and dismantle systemic racism.

“Black Players for Change is thrilled to work alongside The Theater Offensive to uplift queer and trans people of color through liberating art,” said the New England Revolution goalkeeper and President and Co-Founder of Black Players. for Change, Earl Edwards Jr. “I am thrilled that our collaborative fund has reached the $100,000 mark as we continue to close society’s racial equality divide and we are proud to be allies of TTO as they develop the next generation of leaders within their important movement.

The mission of The theatrical offensive is to present liberating art by, for, and about queer and trans people of color that transcends artistic boundaries, celebrates cultural abundance, and dismantles oppression. Founded in 1989, TTO draws on over 30 years of a rich history of activism. The organization engages those most directly affected to be leaders at the forefront of the movement by telling their stories, while youth leadership helps amplify youth voices and support youth of color to they become the current leaders of the movement. To visit theateroffensive.org to learn more about their programs, Events to comeand how to be involved.

“The Theater Offensive is grateful to have a partnership with the New England Revolution, its players and supporters,” said Cheyenne Myrie, TTO Director of Institutional Advancement. “This donation will help us continue to provide supportive and creative environments for queer and trans youth and artists of color across Boston.”

Each beneficiary of the Revolution Players Collaborative Fund, which is funded by the Kraft family, is selected by a coalition of Revolution players including several members of Black Players for Change, an independent organization made up of more than 170 black players, coaches and staff from the MLS. , working to close the racial equality gap that exists in society. NECAT and EACH join previous beneficiaries Dress for success Providence, Conclusion Boston, Downtown Weightliftingthe Center for Health and Justice TransformationNew England Culinary Arts Education (NECAT), and the Emerging Adults Court of Hope (EACH).

ABOUT BLACK PLAYERS FOR CHANGE:
Black Players for Change (BPC) is an independent 501(c)(3) organization made up of more than 170 Black MLS players, coaches and staff, working to close the racial equality gap that exists in society. . BPC is committed to addressing racial injustices that have prevented black people from having a fair stake in football and society. Among many goals, the organization works to advance attention to human rights inequalities, from protesting to programs, partnerships and policies that address systemic discrimination. For more information, visit www.BlackPlayersForChange.org or follow us on Twitter and instagram. #TogetherItWillChange.

ABOUT THE CHANGE
The New England Revolution Collaborative Players Fund is one of the pillars of the club’s CHANGE platform, committed to addressing social injustice and racial inequality in the local community. CHANGE stands for Converse, Help, Amplify, Nurture, Galvanize and Educate. Learn more about the CHANGE platform at Revolutionsoccer.net/change.

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