Riverfront Readings is committed to inclusion, equity and diversity in the literary community.
When some members of our community are treated as being worth less than others, the community itself suffers.
Police brutality and racialized incarceration are obvious symptoms of social malady, but racism permeates American society. The literary community is no exception.
We oppose the racism that denies black writers and artists, and other writers and artists of color, equal opportunities, recognition and rewards.
We oppose the racism that has resulted in and continues to result in acts of violence, often lethal, against people of color. The deaths of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor and George Floyd are part of a tragic pattern, not isolated incidents.
We oppose all discrimination based on race, nationality, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation or disability.
Our hearts go out to the victims of racial violence.