United Solo Stands with #BlackLivesMatter in Our #SoloActsUnited Video Campaign

We stand together in the fight for equality in our country and the world at large. Since our first festival over ten years ago, United Solo has provided a platform to people of color on our stages. We engage our audiences and educate one another on the human experience with stories from diverse backgrounds and cultures. Now, more than ever, it is crucial for our community to unite to ensure that voices are heard and not silenced.
 
Our founder and artistic director, Dr. Omar Sangare, offers the following statement:
 
“United Solo remains committed to empowering diverse voices, as we have for the past decade. We are proud of the many biographical pieces that have been shared at our festivals, including the stories of Marissa Alexander, Mary McLeod Bethune, Big Mama Thornton, Richard Pryor, Lena Baker, Sandra Bland, Seretse Khama, Irving Sayles, Emmett Till, Harriet Tubman, and Ira Aldridge — legendary individuals who must become standard figures in education and our collective conscience in the future. At United Solo, we have also given artists space to share their autobiographical stories about life as a black artist today. As a person of color myself, I couldn’t be prouder to raise awareness about social justice and equality. This theme must go on.”
 
We now invite members of the solo community to share their visions for equality, justice, and diversity in the future. United Solo welcomes all to send us a video, up to 30 seconds long, to share your thoughts on what we can do to move forward as a society. These videos will be posted on social media in addition to our ongoing #SoloActsUnited Video Campaign.
 
Consider the following questions — or share something all your own!
 
1. What are your visions for the future of racial justice?
2. What can we do as individuals to progress the Black Lives Matter Movement?
3. How do we educate ourselves and others on Black Heritage and Culture?
4. How can we come together to unite ourselves as a diverse population?
5. What exemplary figure of contemporary Black Culture do you admire?
6. What are the responsibilities of an ally to the #BlackLivesMatter Movement?
 
Please submit your videos via a downloadable WeTransfer or Vimeo link to info@unitedsolo.org and include your social media handles so we can tag you! Selected videos will be shared on our Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram channels. Thank you for continuing to lend your artistic voices to this important cause.
 

 
You think solo. You feel solo. You act united! That has been our mission statement since the festival’s inception, and we are proud to unite as a solo community for #BlackLivesMatter.