As clowns, circus artists, theatre performers and volunteers from other sectors of Irish society, we recognise the responsibility of upholding anti-racist principles in our work both on and off the stage. We know that our credibility and impact as a humanitarian organisation is only effective if we reflect and respect the immensely diverse nature of those in the communities that we serve.
CWB International strives to be an active anti-racist organisation, and recognise this is the work of a lifetime. To this end, we are currently working on our commitments, strategies, trainings and reviewing our internal protocols addressing anti-racism, diversity and inclusion.
This July 2020 at the General Assembly of Clowns Without Borders international, we started a series of anti-racism workshops looking at institutionalised racism. We created a steering committee to review internal procedures, representativity, equity and inclusion. The aim is to build a diversity policy accompanied by an implementation strategy with action points. We commit to transparency and accountability in our process and will publish our progress both on our facebook page and on the Clowns without Borders International website.