Theater Arts Students Support Inclusion and Diversity Through National Movement

By RetterJ | January 25, 2017

On Jan. 19, Arcadia students gathered outside Spruance Fine Arts Center to support the Ghostlight Project, a national movement to resist intolerance, spread compassion, and ensure inclusion by creating “brave spaces” within the theater arts community.

Inspired by the tradition of illuminating “ghost lights” in darkened theaters, the project calls for participants to “[create] ‘light’ for challenging times ahead.” Performing artists across the country pledged to fight for and protect the rights of all individuals, regardless of race, class, religion, country of origin, immigration status, (dis)ability, age, gender identity, or sexual orientation.

To reflect Arcadia’s commitment to inclusion and diversity, members of the Theater Arts program placed a ghost light in one of Spruance Fine Arts Center’s dressing room windows, facing campus.