Chicago Children’s Theatre commits to being an actively anti-racist organization and we express solidarity with everyone fighting oppression and injustice in Chicago, throughout the country, and world.

It is our goal for this commitment to be evident in all aspects of our mission, organization and programming. 

At Chicago Children’s Theatre, we believe in the ability of children to have thought-provoking conversations about challenging themes; this belief is a guiding principle in our work and mission.

Children are observant seekers of truth and understanding. The topic of race is one that adults must address and speak about truthfully to young people. We respect that every family is different. Each family will have different needs and approaches to this immense topic.

Racism and oppression are a part of history. Racism and oppression are a part of our present. Fighting racism and oppression is everyone’s responsibility in the hope of reshaping our future and eliminating injustice(s).

For more information, please click, CCT’s Commitment to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion, including public-facing and internal efforts/policies.


1: a belief that race is the primary determinant of human traits and capacities and that racial differences produce an inherent superiority of a particular race. 

2 a: a doctrine or political program based on the assumption of racism and designed to execute its principles

2 b: a political or social system founded on racism

3: racial prejudice or discrimination



1: unjust or cruel exercise of authority or power



1: the quality or fact of being unjust; inequity.

2: violation of the rights of others; unjust or unfair action or treatment.

3: an unjust or unfair act; wrong.



1: The active process of identifying and eliminating racism by changing systems, organizational structures, policies and practices and attitudes, so that power is redistributed and shared equitably. (NAC International Perspectives: Women and Global Solidarity)