EDC is committed to the celebration and support of diversity, minority voices, and underrepresented talents. We aim to create a safe space where members of our community feel respected and valued.
BLACK LIVES MATTER
Expressions Dance Company always has and always will stand in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement. As a hip hop company with Black American roots, and as a student organization that believes in the welfare of all individuals, we cannot stay silent in the wake of the wave of police brutality against Black Americans. The deadly racism directed against Black people must stop and this cannot happen until all people affirm that #BlackLivesMatter. We must continue to oppose injustice wherever it appears and work together to move to a place where Black lives are not systematically devalued. It is long past time that an end is put to the parade of killings that continue to grow and tragically devastate our communities.
TW: Sexual Assault
EDC does not tolerate discrimination of any kind based on race, gender, sexual orientation or religion. EDC stands in solidarity with those affected by sexual assault and harassment and is committed to fostering a community for survivors to feel safe disclosing their experiences. Expressions promises to take actions that center around the individual needs of the survivor, including deplatforming dancers, choreographers, and company leaders who have caused harm, and/or removing them from Expressions altogether.
Now and always, if you have any input or feedback you would like Direx to hear regarding this matter, or if you want to talk to us about an experience you had as a current or former member of Expressions, please reach out to us with your availability and preferred form of communication. We're here to support you in any way we can.