Solidarity Statements

One of the ways Pedagogy and Theatre of the Oppressed, Inc. supports global movements for positive social change, Pedagogy of the Oppressed praxis, and Theatre of the Oppressed work is to issue Solidarity Statements.  These essays serve to bolster support for a given social movement while also offering educational explorations of an issue for those less familiar with a given issue.  Anyone may request that PTO develop a Solidarity Statement.  PTO’s ability to issue a Solidarity Statement will depend upon several factors including ethical alignment with PTO mission and values and the capacity of board members to write the statement. Please find links to all Solidarity Statements PTO has published in order of most recent to least recent, followed by information about how to request a Solidarity Statement.

Statement of Abolition Solidarity – June 2nd, 2020

Solidarity in the Time of Covid-19 (SARS-CoV2) – April 24th, 2020

How to Request a Solidarity Statement

Initiating a Statement: To request a Statement, please contact the Champion of the Global Solidarity Subcommitee (GSS). To request a statement, please do one of the following:

  • Draft a statement & submit first draft for revision. (Check with GSS to make sure it’s something PTO could likely speak about. If necessary, GSS confers with co-presidents.)
  • Request that GSS coordinator initiate a first draft of a statement. If PTO can do one, the coordinator can either write the first draft or ask someone on GSS or board to write.

Once reviewed, edited, and finalized, the final version must be signed off on by the GSS coordinator, the co-presidents, and, if different from the GSS coordinator, the author of the first draft. When translation does not prohibit the necessary timely release, solidarity statements will ideally be released in English and Spanish.