The reality of contemporary society requires a new narrative. One that includes and celebrates the creative visioning that accurately reflects the many extraordinary voices that comprise it. Within artistic expression lies the transformative capacity for resilience and healing. We recognize the full diversity of the students, families and communities we serve in terms of race, ethnicity, gender, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, socio-economic status, immigration status, physical ability, body type, body size, religious or political beliefs. We honor our collective histories of struggle against discrimination and other forms of oppression. We value collaborative arts education efforts that strive to promote community wellness, multi-racial coalition building and progressive social and economic justice. As an organization we commit to our continuing education about the various issues that seek to divide us.
In our mission we say that Wise Fool seeks to "promote social justice." Our organization's definition of social justice is: the equitable distribution of resources and information; space for the human spirit to thrive; and realization of the dignity and health of all beings, environments, and communities. Each year Wise Fool holds a mandatory unlearning oppression workshop for all staff, board, teachers, and performers.
Wise Fool believes that the arts are essential to leading a full and productive life, and works to make art available to all people, including those with physical and mental disabilities. Wise Fool will continue to exercise leadership in enhancing opportunities for full participation in the arts by people with disabilities and assure their needs are taken into account in all elements of our programs, performances, and studio space. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to request accommodations for classes or performances.