Boss Babes Aerial Social Contract
I am a member of the Boss Babes Aerial community.
As part of this community, I will do my part to reduce risk of COVID-19 transmission to my fellow members.
In the studio, I will follow all regulations set forth by BBA, including - cleaning protocols, minding physical distancing from others, and following instructor directions. I want to do this because I know that the more precautions our community takes, the lower the risk for our community to be sick.
If I feel sick, or am exposed to someone that is sick, I will do my part to isolate or quarantine in order to prevent spreading any illness to my community.
When I am out of the studio, I will be socially responsible by wearing a mask and physically maintaining distance from others that I do not live with, in the interest of preserving my own health, and by extension, my circus family.
I believe, as a member of this community, that we are all in this together.
We also encourage you to take action to fight the critical injustices taking place in our country.
Learn their names. Say their names.
Eric Garner had just broken up a fight, according to witness testimony.
Ezell Ford was walking in his neighborhood.
Michelle Cusseaux was changing the lock on her home's door when police arrived to take her to a mental health facility.
Tanisha Anderson was having a bad mental health episode, and her brother called 911.
Tamir Rice was playing in a park.
Natasha McKenna was having a schizophrenic episode when she was tazed in Fairfax, Va.
Walter Scott was going to an auto-parts store.
Bettie Jones answered the door to let Chicago police officers in to help her upstairs neighbor, who had called 911 to resolve a domestic dispute.
Philando Castile was driving home from dinner with his girlfriend.
Botham Jean was eating ice cream in his living room in Dallas.
Atatiana Jefferson was babysitting her nephew at home in Fort Worth, Texas.
Eric Reason was pulling into a parking spot at a local chicken and fish shop.
Dominique Clayton was sleeping in her bed.
Breonna Taylor was also asleep in her bed.
And George Floyd was at the grocery store.
Black Lives Matter.
We encourage you to take action, in whatever form you are able to. Whether that is signing petitions, joining protests, donating to bail funds, donating to Black Lives Matter, donating the the ACLU - there is space for everyone in this movement. Do the work to learn more, and plan to be learning for a long time.
We encourage you to follow and support circus artists of color. Follow @blackaerialist - follow individual artists. Support their work, support their hiring!
We will hold our community accountable, and we expect to be held accountable as well. Let's change the future, together.