We honor the lives and mourn the murders of George Floyd, Tony McDade, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and innumerable others before them. Black Lives Matter. We stand in solidarity with our African American artists, staff, patrons and community. It is a start, not an end.

Our mission guides our action. We tell stories, engage artists, provide forums, and build community. That is how we make a positive impact. That is what we do best. That is where we examine and engage.

We invite you to join this conversation with us and welcome your candor. Our commitment to empowering artistic voices and connecting our community remains.

-The Z Staff and Board