AROW Moments: Intent vs Impact, Hurt vs Harm

In the second of a 12-part series, Young Playwrights’ Theater (YPT) Education Director Jared Shamberger and YPT Executive Director Brigitte Winter discuss the difference between feeling hurt and being harmed, as well as how our intentions need to match our behavior for the impact to be positive.

Watch the first AROW Moment here

About AROW:
After undergoing an intense multi-year process to move toward becoming an antiracist, anti-oppressive organization, we know first-hand the pitfalls, stumbling blocks, and rich rewards of such an endeavor. You can read the full story of YPT’s antiracism journey below.
Based on our knowledge and experience, we provide Abolishing Racism and Oppression in the Workplace (AROW). AROW is an initiative that supports companies in implementing meaningful antiracist and anti-oppressive policies and procedures within their own workplace.
Since 2020, we have provided over 200 hours of antiracism consulting for organizations across the Washington, DC region.
Learn more on our Antiracism page.

AROW Moments: Antiracism 101

In this first of a 12-part series, Young Playwrights’ Theater (YPT) Education Director Jared Shamberger and YPT Executive Director Brigitte Winter help define some of the common language and discuss the fundamentals of antiracism.

About AROW:
After undergoing an intense multi-year process to move toward becoming an antiracist, anti-oppressive organization, we know first-hand the pitfalls, stumbling blocks, and rich rewards of such an endeavor. You can read the full story of YPT’s antiracism journey below.
Based on our knowledge and experience, we provide Abolishing Racism and Oppression in the Workplace (AROW). AROW is an initiative that supports companies in implementing meaningful antiracist and anti-oppressive policies and procedures within their own workplace.
Since 2020, we have provided over 200 hours of antiracism consulting for organizations across the Washington, DC region.

Silence is Violence: New Normal

It is 2023 and we are still living through a global pandemic. It is a moment of deepening economic and racial inequality, rising authoritarianism, and disparate experiences of connection, safety, and belonging. Access to mental, physical, and social wellness in the United States is increasingly more tied to disability status, age, education, income, race, gender, sexual orientation, and immigration status. 2023 is also a time of rapid growth and possibility in technology, medical science, and racial, social, and climate justice reform, as we re-evaluate and re-imagine ways to live, work, and care for one another. In an evening of poetry, monologues, and performance, presented in-person and via simultaneous livestream, YPT students, playwrights, and other featured artists from around the United States present an honest assessment of the “new normal” in 2023, and then imagine themselves into the near future, offering their boldest dreams, challenges, and intentions for 2026.