As we face the devastation of the COVID-19 pandemic, even hugs have been abruptly stolen. And now, even more darkness and human tragedy has plunged us into collective sorrow, and has propelled us into an urgent journey forward for restorative justice, inclusion and to effect meaningful and enduring change. Black, Brown, Trans Lives Matter. Realizing their dreams matters.

Change starts from within and we aspire to continue to listen, learn, reflect, educate and help give flight to transformative solutions.

Kanopy’s presence and artistic activism are on the stage—where we “dance our voice” to inspire, to question, to elevate, to dance for the pure joy, advocate, and endeavor to become what we want the world to be.

The caged bird sings with a fearful trill,
of things unknown, but longed for still,
and his tune is heard on the distant hill,
for the caged bird sings of freedom.

-Dr. Maya Angelou, from her autobiography I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings