MIT Statement on Social Justice and Diversity
In all the work and activities undertaken by the movement, MIT advocates for a rich and diverse theatre sector, and the 15 action points put together by the movement are asking to support a substantive transformation in participation along the lines of inclusion called for by advocates of representation for gender, race, sexuality, and disability.
MIT acknowledges the intersection of the migrant experience with protected characteristics such as those associated with gendered, racial, bodily, and class prejudice. The movement recognises that this means the migrant experience is variously affected by how it intersects with other markers of identity, and as a collective experience varying degrees of privilege and discrimination, but all migrants face some form of xenophobia and seek solidarity.
While the movement seeks to raise awareness specifically on the marginalisation and lack of artistic support faced by first-generation migrants, MIT seeks partnership with broader movements for social inclusion and justice led by British-born and international leaders.
We stand in solidarity with those seeking racial justice for minoritised communities.
We stand in solidarity with those fighting against patriarchy and for the empowerment of women.
We stand in solidarity with those fighting the social oppression of gender norms.
We stand in solidarity with our family in the LGBTQA community and their struggle for celebration and inclusion.
We stand in solidarity with those seeking representation and expression for those with physical disabilities and those who are neurodivergent.
MIT is committed to engaging with these movements and reflecting their principles in our ways of working and the language we use as a network and as theatre practitioners. Together we demand to be recognised for our presence and contribution.