The year is 2020. Spurred by the murder of George Floyd by police, people of all races and cultures across the United States of America are marching to protest systemic racial injustice and the pandemic of Black lives — such as Botham Jean, George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Atatiana Jefferson — ended at the hands of police. The glimmers of hope for change have never been greater, but:

  1. How do we ensure these marches transform how Black people are perceived and treated?
  2. How do we explain the deeply rooted origins of these marches to students?
  3. How do we ease the challenging discussion of racial bias in the workplace?
  4. How do we identify steps we can take on a personal level that will lead to the dismantling of racism on a macro level in our communities, churches, schools, corporations, law enforcement, government, and beyond?

Organizations and institutions across the nation have found answers to all of the above through participation in The #ForBo Initiative: hosting a reading and discussion of For Bo: A Play Inspired by the Murder of Botham Jean by Officer Amber Guyger. Use the navigation menu to learn more about The #ForBo Initiative and the national recognition the For Bo script has garnered as a 2020 finalist in the prestigious Eugene O’Neill National Playwrights Conference. Don’t just march. Don’t just release a statement. Take action today that will pluck racial bias and injustice from the root and create a more equitable tomorrow.

Join The #ForBo Initiative

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