The generous Tyrone Davis Jr talks with us this week. Tyrone takes a second to talk us through his experience protesting over the weekend. He’s a remarkable, lifelong activist and the last thing in the world he needed to do was talk with us.
We were not going to have a episode this week in solidarity with George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and the countless lives lost to police violence, but we were honored that Tyrone was willing to chat with us and we thought giving our platform to his voice was important. He and Dan did Waitress together on Broadway and it has been inspiring to see the Waitress family come together around Tyrone.
As Tyrone mentions in the episode, please consider supporting the National Lawyers Guild, which provides legal support for people who are protesting and Free Them All For Public Health which provides medical help and support to protestors who are arrested.
If you’re looking for more information, here are some resources we found helpful. The 1619 Project via the New Times provides a remarkable, comprehensive look at the history of racial inequality in this country. Code Switch and Left Right Center are also excellent resources for having the hard conversations with people who disagree. Also check out the book White Fragility… open your mind, change your perspective. Stand up for Black Lives. Donate for Black Lives. Protect Black Lives. All of us here at Guys Who Like Musicals unequivocally believe that Black Lives Matter.
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