The Ghostlight Project
Thursday, January 19, 2017
Bootless Stageworks and St. Stephen's Lutheran Church joined theaters and playhouses across the nation in The Ghostlight Project declaring St. Stephen's and Bootless as safe places. Artists and community members pledged to create "a brave space" that will serve as a light in the community to all those wanting or needing respite.
A "brave safe space" is defined as a space where:
It is safe to be who you are, regardless of race, class, religion, country of origin, (dis)ability, gender identity, or sexual orientation.
Diverse opinions, dissent, and argument are not only tolerated, but invited.
Active listening and courageous exchange are fundamental values.
Collective action, activism, and community engagement, both within and outside the walls of the theater, are cultivated, encouraged, and supported.