Reflecting on the debut of Spring Sing 2020 last Friday, we regret our failure to address the devastating loss of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade, and countless other Black individuals who have been made victims of police brutality. We cannot overemphasize how much Black lives matter. We are actively working on ways to better utilize our platform to promote equity and racial justice within the arts and throughout our campus communities to a far greater extent.

For these reasons and many more, we have decided to cancel the ongoing competition for the 2020 Bruin Choice Award. We hope this small step encourages the committee, cast, and crew of Spring Sing 2020 to continue utilizing social media channels as a means of sharing resources, getting educated, and engaging with Black lives, Black history, and Black art, rather than self-promotion.

Read our full statement here

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