Today I had a conference call with several other clowns from around the country. We were talking about our ideas to make our teams and our team leadership more aware of racial and LGBTQ diversity.
This is a difficult subject for me to discuss. I did find some comfort in a few people at the American Circus Educators conference here in Decatur this past October. It was refreshing to hear the issue of diversity brought up by so many white people. There was an effort to understand the issue in a way that I haven’t seen in other places. I hope that our conversation today will be the first step in bringing this up in a productive way.