Dear O-pa Community,  

Omaha Performing Arts stands in solidarity with our Black artists, colleagues, audiences, and community members over racial injustice and inequity. Their pain and suffering have endured for much too long.  

We grieve for the unconscionable death of George Floyd which brings forth – yet again – the need for all of us to join the fight against hatred, intolerance and violence. 

Through our core values based in equity, inclusion, and tolerance, we believe the arts can help us to listen and understand, and to bring action and change. Black lives matter, and we are committed to providing our support and playing a role in these changes through the arts.


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Joan H. Squires

President, Omaha Performing Arts