Roadside Theater advocates for cultural equity: that all people everywhere have the right to inherit and develop their intellectual, emotional, material, and spiritual traditions. 

The Universal of Declaration of Human Rights (Article 27, Section 1) affirms this principle: “Everyone has the right freely to participate in the cultural life of the community, to enjoy the arts and to share in scientific advancement and its benefits.” 

Roadside has developed a range of materials about the importance of cultural equity for advancing social justice and a healthy natural environment. Many resources come from Roadside’s work co-convening, with the Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute, an ongoing, 30-year international conversation, "Voices from the Cultural Battlefront," about cultural equity.


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“About: Cultural Equity, a Defining Issue for the 21st Century.” September 16, 2014.

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