Call to Action: Stop Anti-LGBTQI+ Comic Dave Chappelle from Performing at Luther Burbank Center for the Arts
The tasteless, anti-LGBTQI+ comic is scheduled to perform three shows at Luther Burbank Center for the Arts in Santa Rosa, July 26-29. Perhaps the LBC staff and board are unaware of Chappelle’s numerous anti-Trans comments that are well-documented and of which he has offered no apologies. Chappelle identifies as a so-called “TERF (Trans Exclusionary Radical Feminist)” joining author KJ. K Rawlings in such dangerous hate speech. Netflix has come under fire for producing and airing two recent Chappelle shows that feature anti-Trans comments. Recently, a Minneapolis show switched locations as a direct result of a protest organized after Chappelle refered to Monkeypox as “a gay disease.” Should the North Bay’s LGBTQI+ Community allow hate speech and inflammatory comments to be staged in our backyard? Make no mistake – this is not an attack on free speech. This is about making LBC aware that Trans people are harmed and even killed as a result of such despicable comments. We value this venue, but should not allow them to present a show that so many members of this community finds offensive, inflammatory and even dangerous.
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PLEASE FORWARD THIS TO AS MANY OF YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY AS POSSIBLE.
Let the Staff and Board of Luther Burbank Center for the Arts, its sponsors, those who share the Center’s campus, and elected officials know that such hate results in harm to members of the LGBTQI+ Community. Email and call, as many as possible and as often as possible.
Let’s stop these shows and send a message to every venue in the North Bay that anti-LGBTQI+ hate speech will not be tolerated!
Luther Burbank Staff
President: Richard Nowlin: 707-800-7524 [email protected]
Dir. of Special Projects: 707-800-7525Robin Seltzer [email protected]
Culture Specialist: 707-800-7542 Arlene Smith [email protected]
Community Engagement: 707-800-7520 Ashleigh Worley [email protected]
Education Operations: 707-800-7504 Chrystie Prokopakis [email protected]
Community Supe: 707-800-7529 Tracy Sawyer [email protected]
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