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The College of Arts Sciences

A statement from the Department of Performing and Media Arts

December 13, 2016

Cornell University’s Department of Performing and Media Arts is committed to the ideal of creating and maintaining spaces in which all the members of our community may participate in vigorous artistic exploration and critical inquiry, predicated on freedom, openness, respect, and safety. We will support and protect those who are discriminated against, unjustly treated, or otherwise targeted because of race, religion, gender, sexuality, immigration status, and other forms of difference.

Recognizing that live performances and work in media can be manipulated to foster hostility and to promote violence, we renew our commitment to direct the force of the performing and media arts toward acts of learning, alliance, imagination, kindness, resistance, and justice.

Schwartz Center for the Performing Arts