Shakespeare Association of America

President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities Resigns (Posted 18 August 2017)

The President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities submitted a resignation letter to Donald Trump on Friday 18 August 2017, in the wake of his reaction to the recent violent Charlottesville events. In a letter posted by actor and committee member Kal Penn, sixteen of the committee’s private members announced their resignation, stating that “reproach and censure in the strongest possible terms are necessary following your support of the hate groups and terrorists who killed and injured fellow Americans in Charlottesville.” Click here for the full letter.