Laugh to Feel Good (LTFG) stands in solidarity with Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) and the Asian American and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) and against white terrorists.
Black Lives Matter (BLM) is a decentralized non-profit making movement that seeks to engage society with the situations of violence and injustice that black people have been suffering in the US for thousands of years. Please visit www.BlackLivesMatter.com for more information.
LTFG stands with the protestors and anti-racism activists by voicing our distress and deep frustration with systems that oppress and devalue BIPOC and AAPI lives. LTFG is committed to using the tenets of improvisation as a tool to amplify each person’s authentic voice and creativity in an inclusive, welcoming community inspired and empowered by the diversity of all members. We recognize our need to do better in backing that commitment.
As always, we turn to improv for guidance in uncertain times. Improv is "Acceptance of the reality of the moment and the agreement to move forward together with positivity." Acceptance doesn't mean accepting acts of injustice. It means accepting that injustice, inequality, and racism is a criminal reality that we, as white people, have benefited from. Acceptance means keeping our eyes and hearts open from a place of attentive listening and learning. And agreement means using that knowledge for positive change and action.
We are listening. We are learning. We know that we can help to amplify a more diverse chorus of voices.
LTFG is committed to:
Here are a few resources if you're looking for ways to be of service to the creation of a world of more equality and justice:
If you have any thoughts about how we can do better, and/or other organizations we could add to the list of resources above, please email us. We are eager to learn from this moment in order to fulfill our promise to make our community a place where the voices of Black people and POC are amplified and celebrated.
Special thanks to Pam Victor and www.happiervalley.com for the inspiration behind this page.
Christine Alexander, Chief Laughter Facilitator